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.VARANASSI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - OCTOBER 1, 2005 :  Silk weavers workshop in the moslem area of Lalapur in Varanassi. Moslems are reknown for their weaving and embroidery work, and the famed Benares Silk is produced in such small workshops. Varanassi, also named Benares or Kachi, is one of the holiest place for Hindus in India, drawing millions of pilgrims every year. They come to prey to along the temples lining the ghats, and purify themselves in the "Holi Ganga". It always has been an auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers 'moksha', liberation of the circle of life and death. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux)