The serene and atmospheric Razia Sultana mosque, built sometime between 1236-1240, is situated on a high terrace, across
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Varanasi, one of the world's oldest living cities, is situated on the banks of the River Ganga (the Ganges) and has a magical attraction for photographers. Few destinations offer quite as much to people looking to capture images of India's ancient heart and spiritual soul.
Back in the city we meet with ex-prostitutes who have been rescued and are trying to transition to a new life. One young girl's father was murdered by trafficking criminals, so unhappy were they over the loss of 'property' and revenue.There's not much mercy to be found in the heart of the slave holder; even in Varanasi, the city of salvation.