Photo of the Day 21 August 2007

Sacred Cow, Chennai, India, 1999
Photograph by Michael Yamashita
Women interrupt a shopping trip to stop and feed a cow in Chennai, India.
Because they give sustenance and ask for nothing in return, cows are sacred to Hindus, who view them as symbols of God and Earth. Their revered status allow cows free reign throughout India’s busy streets, where they often stop traffic.