A Hindu devotee holds a prayer bead on banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

 
A Hindu devotee holds a prayer bead on banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in the northern Indian city of Allahabad
A Hindu devotee holds a prayer bead on the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 13, 2013. During the festival, Hindus take part in a religious gathering on the banks of the river Ganges. The "Kumbh Mela" will return to Allahabad in 12 years. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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