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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 Sikh devotee distributes Jal Sewa, holy drinking water, at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, India.

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Amrit, or holy water, is served to everyone at the gurdwara by volunteers. It is believed to have divine power that can heal ailments and keep misfortune at bay.

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Holy water is served to everyone at the gurdwara by volunteers. It is believed to have divine power that can heal ailments and keep misfortune at bay.

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Indian’s famed Taj Mahal appears in the distance in a haze of smog.

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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 Tripura man carries out the daily task of carrying water from the river to his home. This man, like hundreds Tripura men and women, have heard the gospel and have responded in faith.

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Scenes from the lower income areas and slums in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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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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Gujar women carry firewood on their heads as they make their way down a path near a mountain stream in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Gujer people are a group of nomadic shepherds living high in the Himalayas.

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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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