'Bisket festival in Bhaktapur's Taumadhi Square.'
Bhaktapur's New Year's festival (Bisket) starts with a tug-of-war in Taumadhi Square, in which residents of the upper and lower halves of the city try to pull a chariot containing a mask of the god Bhairava to their respective sides.
Here: The heavy upward-curving beam extending to the front of vehicle with in the background: the five-tiered Nyatapola Temple. The boys on the chariot are encouraging their pulling companions. Photo Paul Smit.