News Pictures of The Week - February 11


Hindu devotees cram as they board their train at Allahabad train... News PhotoAllahabad,Hinduism,Horizontal,Human Interest,India,Kumbh Mela,Night,People,Pilgrim,Railroad Station,Religion,Stampeding,Train - Vehicle,Uttar PradeshPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesALLAHABAD, INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Hindu devotees cram as they board their train at Allahabad train station, the site of last nights stampede, during the Maha Kumbh Mela on February 11, 2013 in Allahabad, India. According to a government sources report, at least 36 people died in a stampede on a stair case as a train was pulling up on the busiest day of the Maha Kumbh Mela, . The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, and is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)