In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, a Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bala Chaturdashi, a Hindu festival, is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route.


This image was made with a lens at a focal length of 185mm, a shutter speed of 1/6400, aperture of f2.8, and ISO 400.