This photo was taken right outside of my apartment complex. No, I did not live in the country. I lived in a populous city. This situation is a common site in India. Cows routinely stop and rest in the middle of the streets where drivers carefully make their way around the sacred beasts. Street dogs frequent the streets pretty much ignoring anything and everything that passes by. The women are walking in the street to get from place to place. Even when there is a sidewalk, the people normally just walk in the streets.