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Giant Wheel

The Giant Wheel has been part of fun fairs from as far back as since 17th century. Photographed here is a giant wheel at the Poush Mela (Winter Festival) held in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan every year in December. Designed to promote music, art and culture of Bengal, Poush Mela is a major tourist attraction—the festival was instated in the 19th century as a small local festival that has now reached international proportion. (Morung Photos)