Thought for the day, Kathmandu, Nepal
This image of a woman pausing for prayer at the stupa at Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal, perfectly captures the serenity of a private moment amid all the tumult and chaos of street life. It was captured by Jason Pemberton and has been shortlisted in our monthly readers’ travel photography competition (all the finalists will be on the Travel website next week). To enter the December competition, visit theguardian.com/travel. The monthly winner receives a £200 holiday voucher and the overall 2017 winner will win a 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica, both courtesy of Exodus Travels.