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A man sells colorful, woven threats used in religious Hindu attire in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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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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Two Indian friends attend the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival in Prayagraj, India.

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Indian riders perform deadly stunts on motorcycles that defy the laws of physics in a carnival attraction known as the ‘Well of Death’ in northern India.

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Indian riders perform deadly stunts on motorcycles that defy the laws of physics in a carnival attraction known as the ‘Well of Death’ in northern India.

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Children dress up as Hindu mythological characters for performances during the Kumbh Mela 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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Portrait of an Indian man at the Ganges River in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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Men participate in Vesak festivities in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Vesak Buddha’s birthday and is one of Sri Lanka’s major religious festivals and is celebrated on the first full moon of the month of May.

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Teenage boys take part in a Hindu festival in Old Delhi, India.

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Drummers and dancers perform outside the Mamprusi paramount chief’s palace in Nalerigu, Ghana, during the annual Damba Festival.

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A Mamprusi boy plays a traditional hourglass drum at a celebration in northern Ghana.

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A woman prays at the grave of a relative. According to Islamic tradition, it is recommended that a living plant or herbs be placed on top of or next to the grave to improve the deceased’s state on the morning of Eid al-Fitr. Eid is a three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. The first morning, families visit the graveside of relatives and then go to pray.

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A woman reads and recites prayers over a grave. According to Islamic tradition, it is recommended that a living plant or herbs be placed on top of or next to the grave to improve the deceased’s state on the morning of Eid al-Fitr. Eid is a three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. The first morning, families visit the graveside of relatives and then go to pray.

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Three men read and recite prayers over a grave. According to Islamic tradition, it is recommended that a living plant or herbs be placed on top of or next to the grave to improve the deceased’s state on the morning of Eid al-Fitr. Eid is a three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. The first morning, families visit the graveside of relatives and then go to pray.

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The afternoon sun shines through glasses of fresh pomegranate juice that is squeezed at a street vendor’s stall during Eid al-Fitr in Old Town Damascus in Damascus, Syria. People came to the historic area of town to celebrate the three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith.

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Men and women gather in Old Town Damascus in Damascus, Syria, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. People came to celebrate the three-day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith.

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