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A devotee steps out after taking a holy dip during the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India on February 9, 2013

A devotee steps out after taking a holy dip during the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India on February 9, 2013. Tens of millions of Hindus gathered for a holy bath in India's sacred river Ganges on Sunday, the most auspicious day of the world's largest religious festival.

Hindus gather for Maha Kumbh Mela

The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be one of the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.