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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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Two Indian friends attend the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival in Prayagraj, 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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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple on a hazy morning in New Delhi, India. The Hindu temple is a spiritual and cultural campus in New Delhi, India. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture.

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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple on a hazy morning in New Delhi, India. The Hindu temple is spiritual and cultural campus in New Delhi, India. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture.

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Portrait of a woman in India.

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A young boy in Bangalore, India.

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An Indian girl sits on a motorcycle.

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A man in an Indian market carries a basket filled with garlands that will be used for religious and ceremonial reasons.

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A man sells flowers in Bangalore, India.

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A South Asian woman listens as Christians explain that her family doesn’t need to offer sacrifices to satisfy Hindu gods because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice.

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Generations of women are represented in the tea gardens of eastern Bangladesh. Some teenagers begin picking tea at age 14, working alongside their older friends and relatives who often continue working into their 60’s.

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A Sikh man prepares for the workday in Amritsar, India, by hanging a selection of Sikh and Hindu posters on the wall

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Railway boys in Kolkata, India, start their day slowly. The boys live in a train station and most of them ran away from home. Gang leaders often beat and manipulate younger boys. Gang leaders introduce sniffing glue to new boys, creating the dependency they need to stay in control. A special ministry reaches out to these railway children and tries to get them off the streets.

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Worship at a Hindu Ashram in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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

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