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Millions of Hindus take to the Ganges at Maha Kumbh Mela

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A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana on a chillum on the banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana on a chillum on the banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, arrive to attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, arrive to attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Sadhus or Hindu holymen attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Sadhus or Hindu holymen attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Hindu devotees take part in the morning prayers on the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Hindu devotees take part in the morning prayers on the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, take part in a religious procession near the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, take part in a religious procession near the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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