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Women devotees hold wet saris to the wind in an effort to dry them... News Photo 159391842Adult,Allahabad,Celebration,Connection,Dips,Dry,Effort,Ganges River,Hinduism,Hold,Horizontal,India,Indian Culture,Indian Subcontinent,Kumbh Mela,Morning,Photography,Pilgrim,Religion,Religious Celebration,Sari,Taking,Textile,Wet,Wind,Women,Yamuna RiverPhotographer ROBERTO SCHMIDTCollection: AFP 2013 AFPWomen devotees hold wet saris to the wind in an effort to dry them after taking a dip at the Sangham or confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges river in the early morning at the Kumbh Mela celebration in Allahabad on January 13, 2013. Worshippers believe a dip in the holy waters cleanses them of their sins. The Kumbh Mela in northern India, starting January 13 and stretching over 55 days, attracts ash-covered holy men who run into the frigid waters, a smattering of international celebrities, as well as millions upon millions of ordinary Indians to Allahabad, at the confluence of the rivers Yamuna and Ganges. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)