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Travel photo of the day- My first impression of India in 2005 was the traffic. Coming in from the airport in Calcutta was like nothing I had yet experienced: people hanging off the sides of buses, bicycles weaving between cars, men crossing the road as though immune from being run over, taxis flying around them. Cows, old ladies walking with fruit all over them, monkeys, naked kids, families living on the side of the highway. Pure madness. This is what is to be loved about travel. Read more travelogue entries from India.

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