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10million Hindu Pilgrims Bathe Naked in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela Festival

Millions of Hindus followed naked holy men into the cold waters of the Ganges today as part of the world’s largest gathering of people.
The ceremony in the Indian city of Allahabad came on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh Mela, a 55-day religious festival which is expected to attract well over 100million bathing pilgrims.

A top festival official said nearly 3million people had bathed by late morning and 11million were expected to enter the frigid water by the end of Monday.

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