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An Indian Hindu pilgrim performs a ritual at the Gangasagar island,... News PhotoHinduism,Horizontal,India,Kilometer,Kolkata,Performance,Pilgrim,Religion,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Indian Hindu pilgrim performs a ritual at the Gangasagar island, some 160 kms south of Kolkata on January 13, 2013. Sadhus and Hindu piligrims from all over the country come for the annual Hindu holy festival Gangasagar Mela, with more than four hundred thousand Hindu pilgrims gathering at the Gangasagar to take a 'holy dip' in the ocean at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu mythology. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)