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A Hindu devotee prays on the banks of the River Ganges a day before... News PhotoAdult,Allahabad,Anticipation,Authority,Crowd,Cultures,Day,Ganges River,High Angle View,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Subcontinent,Large,Loyalty,Men,People,Pilgrim,Praying,Religion,Religious Celebration,RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Hindu devotee prays on the banks of the River Ganges a day before authorities expect the largest crowd during the most auspicious day of the festival, in Allahabad on February 9, 2013. The Kumbh Mela in the town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)