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Devotees light a candle on an offering at the waters edge after... News PhotoAllahabad,At The Edge Of,Candle,Celebration,Close-up,Connection,Day,Ganges River,Hand,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Subcontinent,Kumbh Mela,Nautical Vessel,Pilgrim,Religion,Religious Celebration,Water,Yamuna RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDevotees light a candle on an offering at the waters edge after having taken 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. Worshippers believe a dip in the holy waters cleanses them of their sins. 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)