Kumbh Mela pilgrims

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:25pm IST

1 of 11. A Hindu devotee gestures after bathing in the river Ganges during the ongoing 'Kumbh Mela', or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 15, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Ahmad Masood

Hindu devotees from India and around the world gather in Allahabad for the world's largest religious festival.