The Bagmati River in eastern Kathmandu is considered a sacred river because it eventually flows into the holy Ganges. Here, people come to pray at Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu temple.

This photo shows the ghats just to the left of the photo above.

Bodies are cremated here, then the ashes are dumped in the river.

This photo is taken from across the river, while the photo above was taken from the bridge.

November 10, 1997.