This is (perhaps) the most diverse shot I've ever put together in one frame. A sleeping man on the job (left), a busy man putting candles in a bundle while smoking a cig (middle), and a lady melting used candles in tin cans (right). All of them competing for one job...selling candles under the beating heat of the sun.
But these are no ordinary candles. These are specially made to accompany people's prayers, wishes, longing, requests, and other personal favors from (G)god. The candles are color coded. The black ones are for the dead; the red are for personal wishes, the yellow are for such and such. I actually interviewed one of them before but I seem to forget things. ;-) The point is...you can choose a particular colored candle depending on your prayer intention. Personally, I really find this weird. I know that colors affect our lives, but I didn't know they could affect our prayers too.
If you look at it in another way, selling candles is actually a good business because burnt candles are being re-used. The vendors scrape them again from the racks (or candleholders) to be re-used (melting, combining, coloring) so they could sell it again.