INDIA-RELIGION-KUMBH MELA : News Photo

INDIA-RELIGION-KUMBH MELA

An Indian Hindu Sadhu or Holy Man closes his eyes as he prays while bathing in the Sangham or the confluence of the the Yamuna and Ganges rivers during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 14, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims led by naked, ash-covered holy men streamed into the sacred river Ganges at the start of the world's biggest religious festival. The Kumbh Mela in the Indian town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over the next 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. AFP PHOTO/ Sanjay Kanojia (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian Hindu Sadhu or Holy Man closes his eyes as he prays while bathing in the Sangham or the confluence of the the Yamuna and Ganges rivers during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 14, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims led by naked, ash-covered holy men streamed into the sacred river Ganges at the start of the world's biggest religious festival. The Kumbh Mela in the Indian town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over the next 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. AFP PHOTO/ Sanjay Kanojia (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
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January 14, 2013
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An Indian Hindu Sadhu or Holy Man closes his eyes as he prays while... News Photo 159472598Allahabad,Bathing,Connection,Eye,Ganges River,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian,Indian Subcontinent,Kumbh Mela,Praying,Religion,River,Spirituality,Yamuna RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Indian Hindu Sadhu or Holy Man closes his eyes as he prays while bathing in the Sangham or the confluence of the the Yamuna and Ganges rivers during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 14, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims led by naked, ash-covered holy men streamed into the sacred river Ganges at the start of the world's biggest religious festival. The Kumbh Mela in the Indian town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over the next 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. AFP PHOTO/ Sanjay Kanojia (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)