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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.

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Worshippers gather in Allahabad for Hindu pilgrimage

Millions of Hindu worshippers are gathering in the northern Indian city of Allahabad to celebrate the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage.

The holy festival is celebrated every 12 years in the city, which marks the point where three holy rivers converge.

Some of the 100 million people expected to take part in the Kumbh Mela in Allalhabad, India Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams
Crowds gather in Allahabad, India Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams
A Sadhu - or holyman - prepares for the Kumbh Mela Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams

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