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Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

Devotees participate in a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, previously known as Allahabad, in Prayagraj, India February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees participate in a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, previously known as Allahabad, in Prayagraj, India February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees participate in a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, previously known as Allahabad, in Prayagraj, India February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after taking a holy dip as a pigeon sits on his head during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after taking a holy dip as a pigeon sits on his head during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4,...more

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after taking a holy dip as a pigeon sits on his head during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A Naga Sadhu's reflection is seen in a mirror as he gets ready to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A Naga Sadhu's reflection is seen in a mirror as he gets ready to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019....more

A Naga Sadhu's reflection is seen in a mirror as he gets ready to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men wait to jump in the waters of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men wait to jump in the waters of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as...more

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men wait to jump in the waters of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man is covered in ashes as he participates in a procession before the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man is covered in ashes as he participates in a procession before the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019....more

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man is covered in ashes as he participates in a procession before the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands after applying ash on his body inside his camp before a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands after applying ash on his body inside his camp before a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands after applying ash on his body inside his camp before a procession at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees cross a pontoon bridge over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross a pontoon bridge over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross a pontoon bridge over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees cross the pontoon bridges over the river Ganga during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the devotees gathered to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People watch a religious show being played on a screen at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People watch a religious show being played on a screen at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People watch a religious show being played on a screen at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People sleep on the bank of river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People sleep on the bank of river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People sleep on the bank of river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Shoe prints of the devotees are seen on the bank of the river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Shoe prints of the devotees are seen on the bank of the river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Shoe prints of the devotees are seen on the bank of the river Ganges at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people pray inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people pray inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people pray inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, pose for a picture inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, pose for a picture inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Members of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, pose for a picture inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A member of the "Kinnar Akhara", congregation for transgender people, prays inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A member of the "Kinnar Akhara", congregation for transgender people, prays inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A member of the "Kinnar Akhara", congregation for transgender people, prays inside their camp at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees pray on the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees pray on the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees pray on the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People shower money on Sanjana (left) and Rosa (right) as they dance at the Kinnar Akhara, a congregation for transgender devotees, at "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People shower money on Sanjana (left) and Rosa (right) as they dance at the Kinnar Akhara, a congregation for transgender devotees, at "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People shower money on Sanjana (left) and Rosa (right) as they dance at the Kinnar Akhara, a congregation for transgender devotees, at "Kumbh Mela" in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee sleeps as she sits with her family on a roadside before taking the holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee sleeps as she sits with her family on a roadside before taking the holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee sleeps as she sits with her family on a roadside before taking the holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. Picture taken February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees sit next to a fire as women dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees sit next to a fire as women dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees sit next to a fire as women dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee is wrapped in a blanket as others sleep on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee is wrapped in a blanket as others sleep on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee is wrapped in a blanket as others sleep on the banks of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands on the banks of the river Ganges before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands on the banks of the river Ganges before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man stands on the banks of the river Ganges before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man distributes free food to the devotees during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man distributes free food to the devotees during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man distributes free food to the devotees during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee dances on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee dances on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee dances on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy stands next to his cow as he waits for devotees to donate money during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy stands next to his cow as he waits for devotees to donate money during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy stands next to his cow as he waits for devotees to donate money during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees wrap themselves in a blanket after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees wrap themselves in a blanket after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees wrap themselves in a blanket after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees sit under a temporary platform on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Devotees sit under a temporary platform on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Devotees sit under a temporary platform on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee prays as he stands in front of a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee prays as he stands in front of a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee prays as he stands in front of a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy prays as he sits on the banks after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy prays as he sits on the banks after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy prays as he sits on the banks after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Sadhu or Hindu holy man smokes inside his tent during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man smokes inside his tent during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man smokes inside his tent during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man sits on a car as he waits for devotees during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man sits on a car as he waits for devotees during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man sits on a car as he waits for devotees during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee walks along the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee walks along the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee walks along the bank of the river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A devotee cleans his teeth after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee cleans his teeth after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee cleans his teeth after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees stand after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees stand after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees stand after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees dance during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees dance during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees dance during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A devotee takes a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee takes a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A devotee takes a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men prepare to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men prepare to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men prepare to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man waits for devotees inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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The hand of a Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, is raised inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The hand of a Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, is raised inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 17, 2019....more

The hand of a Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, is raised inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A man dressed up as a Hindu god begs for alms during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man dressed up as a Hindu god begs for alms during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man dressed up as a Hindu god begs for alms during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees use their mobile phones to take photographs of a religious procession as Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees use their mobile phones to take photographs of a religious procession as Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as...more

Devotees use their mobile phones to take photographs of a religious procession as Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A man dries sarees after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man dries sarees after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man dries sarees after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee searches for his relatives as others arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee searches for his relatives as others arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee searches for his relatives as others arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15,...more

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people give blessings to devotees during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people give blessings to devotees during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019....more

Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people give blessings to devotees during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A Hindu holy woman holds a "trishul" or trident as she takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Hindu holy woman holds a "trishul" or trident as she takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Hindu holy woman holds a "trishul" or trident as she takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

Members of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu Holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu Holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu Holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi (C), chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people and other members take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi (C), chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people and other members take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as...more

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi (C), chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people and other members take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men arrive to take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15,...more

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men leave after taking a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men take a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A police officer mounted on his horse maintains order during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A police officer mounted on his horse maintains order during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A police officer mounted on his horse maintains order during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee arrives to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee arrives to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee arrives to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

Devotees sing and dance after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee gets ready after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee gets ready after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

A devotee gets ready after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees leave after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees take a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Devotees dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Devotees dry their clothes after taking a holy dip during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Children, dressed up as a Hindu God and Goddess, look on as they beg for alms during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Children, dressed up as a Hindu God and Goddess, look on as they beg for alms during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Children, dressed up as a Hindu God and Goddess, look on as they beg for alms during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, speaks to her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, speaks to her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, speaks to her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, dances and sings with her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, dances and sings with her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019....more

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people, dances and sings with her followers during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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