I took this photo in Zhonglu, a Tibetan village far, far away from any cities or modern life, nestled in row of mountains. These houses are constructed of mud, and the 300 villagers live the same way as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. While I was there, my hosts invited my friend and I to a Buddhist mourning ceremony following the death of an old villager the week before. We were fed pears, very strong liquorice-tasting alcohol, and played with the children.
By Sara Melvin
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