The world's biggest religious festival concluded on Sunday with nearly two million pilgrims taking a dip in an Indian holy river that washed away the sins of 120 million people in the last 60 days.
Indian Sant Asaram Bapu (centre) plays Holi with his followers during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad on March 9, 2013. A record number of 120 million pilgrims have cleansed off their sins after taking a dip in an Indian river during the two-month-long Kumbh Mela festival that draws to an end on March 10.
The Kumbh Mela, celebrated every 12 years at the conjunction of two sacred rivers on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Allahabad, drew massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists.
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