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 Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

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Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

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Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

A man walks on a temporary bamboo bridge during heavy rains on the banks of river Ganga in Allahabad, India

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A man walks on a temporary bamboo bridge during heavy rains on the banks of river Ganges in Allahabad, India

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India

A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad...A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India, April 12, 2016 REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India

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A man carries buckets filled with water on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad, India. Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world’s population, have no access to safe water, putting them at risk of infectious diseases and premature death 

TOPSHOT - An Indian scavenger searches f...TOPSHOT - An Indian scavenger searches for coins offered by Hindu devotees at Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on February 5, 2016

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An Indian man searches for coins offered by Hindu devotees at Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad 

An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the sun's northward movement according to the solar calendar and considered to be auspicious.

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An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday

Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March

An Indian priest performs rituals during...An Indian priest performs rituals during the Hindu festival Durga Puja in Allahabad on October 20, 2015. The five-day Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian priest performs rituals during the Hindu festival Durga Puja in Allahabad, India

 young Indian boy dressed as Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.  Navaratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of  the goddess of valor Durga, the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, and the goddess of knowledge Saraswati. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A young Indian child dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India

Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on September 9, 2015

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Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on Wednesday. The cost of India’s most staple vegetable has soared in the last month

A child goes through his school book at a government-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. According to Indian Census 2011, the literacy rate is 74.04 percent of the total population aged seven and above, though the government has made a law that every child under the age of 14 should get free education, the problem of illiteracy is still at large especially in the rural areas

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A child goes through his school book at a government-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India on Monday

Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

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Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

An Indian rickshaw driver takes bath using water from a leaking pipe as it flows through a drain beneath on a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India, Thursday, June 11, 2015. India s northern state of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under intense condition as heat waves prevailed in several parts of the state with temperatures recording 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit)

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An Indian rickshaw driver takes a bath using water from a leaking pipe as it flows through a drain beneath on a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India on Thursday

Fishermen rest on a boat after fishing in the waters of river Yamuna during early morning in Allahabad

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Fishermen rest on a boat after fishing in the waters of river Yamuna during early morning in Allahabad, India, on Friday 

Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India on Monday. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar

Women cover themselves as they walk on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India on Tuesday

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Women cover themselves as they walk on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India on Tuesday

A passenger bathes an child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad April 23, 2015. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website

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A passenger bathes a child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius

An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam...An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on February 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India