Crowds gather on the banks of the Ganges before dawn

Police line the river and take pictures of the crowds
Police line the river and take pictures of the crowds Credit: ITV News/ Matt Williams
At 5am local time crowds are already heading to the river
At 5am local time crowds are already heading to the river Credit: ITV News/ Matt Williams

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Millions attend Hindu festival

Tens of millions of Hindus have gathered on the banks of holy rivers in India for the main bathing day of the Kumbh Mela festival - one of the biggest religious gatherings in the world.