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A Devotee smeared with ash prays at the waters edge before taking a... News PhotoAllahabad,At The Edge Of,Celebration,Connection,Day,Ganges River,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Subcontinent,Kumbh Mela,Loyalty,Praying,Religion,Smudged,Water,Yamuna RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Devotee smeared with ash prays at the waters edge before taking a dip at the Sangham or confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges river at day break at the Kumbh Mela celebration in Allahabad on January 13, 2013. The Kumbh Mela in northern India, starting January 13 and stretching over 55 days, attracts ash-covered holy men who run into the frigid waters, a smattering of international celebrities, as well as millions upon millions of ordinary Indians to Allahabad, at the confluence of the rivers Yamuna and Ganges. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)