Crowds wait for first light on the banks of the Ganges

Crowds gather at the waterside waiting for first light
Crowds gather at the waterside waiting for first light Credit: ITV News/ Matt Williams
The final bathers are cleared before first light
The final bathers are cleared before first light 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.