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Indian Hindu devotees release offerings in the river's current while... News PhotoAllahabad,Connection,Ganges River,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Ethnicity,Indian Subcontinent,Kumbh Mela,Pilgrim,Releasing,Religion,Religious Offering,River,Yamuna RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIndian Hindu devotees release offerings in the river's current 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/ ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)