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Rooftop Clothesline, India, 1996

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Workers collect colorful laundry from a rooftop clothesline in India.

European languages did not have a word for the color orange until the fruit of the same name arrived from Asia. The word "orange" comes form the Sanskrit naranga, which means orange tree.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Quest for Color," July 1999, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Cary Wolinsky

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