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A procession of gurus crosses a pontoon bridge across the Ganges River to bathe in the sacred waters on one of the Shahi Snan bathing days of Kumbh Mela.

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Two young men bathe in the polluted waters of the Ganges River as a multitude of pilgrims cross on temporary bridges to attend Kumbh Mela, a festival held in Prayaraj, India. The festival observes a period of time in which Hindus believe they can bathe at the confluence of holy rivers to be cleansed of their sins.

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Two young men bathe in the polluted waters of the Ganges River as a multitude of pilgrims cross on temporary bridges to attend Kumbh Mela, a festival held in Prayaraj, India. The festival observes a period of time in which Hindus believe they can bathe at the confluence of holy rivers to be cleansed of their sins.

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More than 100 million people from all over India to participate in the six-week long Kumbh Mela festival. They crowd toward the water to bathe and wash away their sins.

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Portrait of an Indian man at the Ganges River in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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Portrait of an Indian man at the Ganges River in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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Men row a boat full of pilgrims across the Yamuna River in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela Hindu religious festival.

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A suspension bridge strewn with Buddhist prayer flags near Paro in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Punakha Dzong, an administrative center for the Punakha region in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Punakha Dzong, an administrative center for the Punakha region in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A boy looks out at the Buriganga River flowing through Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A riverside slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, contrasts starkly with the luxurious homes and hotels across the river.

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A walking bridge connects a village to the site of a former church in a remote district of Nepal.

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A body lays wrapped in orange on the banks of a river near a Hindu cremation site in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Indian women come to the sacred Sipra River in the city of Ujjain, India, to leave offerings and cleanse themselves of their sins. The Sipra River flows from the Ganges, and Indians believe a dip in the waters will wash away their sins and purify their hearts.

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Men and women bathe in a holy river in India. They believe the water will cleanse them of their sins.

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A woman bathes in a holy river to cleanse herself of her sins.

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Passengers are ferried with their bicycles and motorcycles in a canoe down a road flooded by the Oti River in Mango, Togo, during rainy season.

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A Fulani man waits for a canoe to ferry him across a road flooded by the Oti River during rainy season in northern Togo.

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A canoe ferries passengers down a road flooded by the Oti River in Mango, Togo, during rainy season.

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