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A large crowd makes its way on one of the pedestrian access points... News PhotoAllahabad,Anticipation,Authority,Crowd,Cultures,Day,General View,Grounds,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Kumbh Mela,Large,Pedestrian,People,Pilgrim,Religion,Religious CelebrationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA large crowd makes its way on one of the pedestrian access points into the grounds of the Kumbh Mela, 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)