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Pilgrimage of Hindus: Devotees Celebrate Kumbh Mela

Millions of Hindus gather and take baths in sacred water, celebrating 'Kumbh Mela', or the Pitcher Festival.
Image: Hindu holy man
A Hindu holy man takes dips in Godavari River on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival celebrations in Nasik, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Millions are expected to attend this year’s two-month festival, which began in mid-July and runs until the end of September. Bernat Armangue / AP