Worshipped rats by Sam Rowley (9 images)

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A photographer braved his fear of rats to enter a historic temple that is home to 20,000 of the rodents. Sam Rowley, 22, of Bristol, visited the Karni Mata Temple, which is also known as the Temple of Rats, in the state of Rajasthan, Indian.

The building is home to an enormous population of revered black rats, with worshippers travelling from across India to pay their respects. There are various legends surrounding the temple's origin, including the story that the first rats were...
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