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Sadhus or Hindu holy men and devotees pray as they take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Sadhus or Hindu holy men and devotees pray as they take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Sadhus or Hindu holy men and devotees pray as they take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Devotees cross a pontoon bridge after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Devotees cross a pontoon bridge after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Devotees cross a pontoon bridge after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Hindu devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A devotees prays as others prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotees prays as others prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotees prays as others prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Hindu devotees pray at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees pray at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees pray at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Allahabad, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a dip in the waters of the river Ganges on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Kolkata, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a dip in the waters of the river Ganges on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Kolkata, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a dip in the waters of the river Ganges on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Kolkata, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Hindu priest holds a rooster as he prays before sacrificing the rooster on the banks of river Howrah on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Chakmaghat village in the northeastern state of Tripura, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Hindu priest holds a rooster as he prays before sacrificing the rooster on the banks of river Howrah on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Chakmaghat village in the northeastern state of Tripura, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Hindu priest holds a rooster as he prays before sacrificing the rooster on the banks of river Howrah on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival in Chakmaghat village in the northeastern state of Tripura, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai, January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Girls perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, in Jammu, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Girls perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, in Jammu, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Girls perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, in Jammu, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Students perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, inside a college in Chandigarh, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, inside a college in Chandigarh, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students perform a traditional folk dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Lohri festival, which marks the culmination of winter in many parts of northern India, inside a college in Chandigarh, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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