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Workers fix a lightpost, one of many that will illuminate the vast... News PhotoAllahabad,Awe,Celebration,Couple - Relationship,Grounds,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Kumbh Mela,Megaphone,Month,Occupation,Pilgrim,Preparation,Receiving,Religion,Religious Celebration,Repairing,Street Light,WorshipperPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPWorkers fix a lightpost, one of many that will illuminate the vast grounds receiving the millions of Hindu devotees that will congregate here for the next couple of months to celebrate the Kumbh Mela, 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 on January 14 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. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)