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December 11, 2003

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Not far upshore from Puri stands the temple that makes this region important. Konark's Sun Temple. We've seen too many temples to pay the $10 admission fee - instead we stand on the enclosure wall like tourist guards.
Built in the mid-13th century, before pornography became bad, sculptors carved erotic reliefs up and down the walls.
For Jill, every stop is a photo shoot. Local men wait in line to get their picture taken, one-by-one. Sheesh, you'd think they'd never seen a blond before.
The temple symbolizes a chariot for the sun god, Surya. Seven stone horses strain to move the immovable wheels.