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A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A Hindu devotee with his body pierced with metal skewers takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A Hindu devotee with his body pierced with metal skewers takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A Hindu devotee with his body pierced with metal skewers takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people shows her tattoos during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people shows her tattoos during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people shows her tattoos during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Men exercise inside a public park on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, India, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Men exercise inside a public park on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, India, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Men exercise inside a public park on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, India, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A supporter listens to speakers during "United India" rally attended by the leaders of India's main opposition parties ahead of the general election, in Kolkata, India, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A supporter listens to speakers during "United India" rally attended by the leaders of India's main opposition parties ahead of the general election, in Kolkata, India, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A supporter listens to speakers during "United India" rally attended by the leaders of India's main opposition parties ahead of the general election, in Kolkata, India, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, sits inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, sits inside his camp during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, who has not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 10 years, sits 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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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

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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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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A woman holds the nose of her son as she dips him at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman holds the nose of her son as she dips him at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019....more

A woman holds the nose of her son as she dips him at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) while suspended from a rope during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) while suspended from a rope during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A participant practices "Mallakhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) while suspended from a rope during a practice session for the upcoming competition to promote the sport, in Ahmedabad, India, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Visitors look toward the Taj Mahal through morning air pollution in Agra, India, January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Visitors look toward the Taj Mahal through morning air pollution in Agra, India, January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Visitors look toward the Taj Mahal through morning air pollution in Agra, India, January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A horse stands inside a stable ahead of upcoming Derby race in Mumbai, India January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A horse stands inside a stable ahead of upcoming Derby race in Mumbai, India January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A horse stands inside a stable ahead of upcoming Derby race in Mumbai, India January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee daubed in turmeric powder waits before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee daubed in turmeric powder waits before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee daubed in turmeric powder waits before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A devotee wears a shirt with turmeric handprints before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee wears a shirt with turmeric handprints before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A devotee wears a shirt with turmeric handprints before a procession at shepherd god Khandoba s temple during 'Somvati Amavasya' in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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 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 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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