An age-old rit­ual cleans­ing

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Hindu holy men cel­e­brate on the day of Bas­ant Pan­chami at Sangam, the con­flu­ence of three sa­cred rivers: the Ya­muna, the Ganges and the myth­i­cal Saraswati, dur­ing the Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Fes­ti­val, in Praya­graj, In­dia. Pil­grims bathe be­liev­ing it cleanses them of their sins and ends their rein­car­na­tion.

Ra­jesh Kumar Singh / As­so­ci­ated Press

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