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Indian Hindu priest Swami Maheshwaranand Puri , applies ash as he... News PhotoAllahabad,China - East Asia,Czech Republic,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Ethnicity,Performance,Pilgrim,Priest,Religion,Religious Celebration,SlovakiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIndian Hindu priest Swami Maheshwaranand Puri (2nd L, top), applies ash as he performs a religious ritual for foreign Hindu devotees Catherine Yutming of China, Juraj from Slovakia, and Patricia from the Czech Republic during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad on February 1, 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/Sanjay KANOJIA (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)