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Hindu priests wait for devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the annual traditional fair called "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. The signboard reads: "Muddy ground ahead, do not go ahead."

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Hindu priests wait for devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the annual traditional fair called “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India.

Young Indian children play at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river ahead of the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.

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Children play at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers, in Allahabad, India, ahead of the Magh Mela festival, when hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus will bathe there.

An Indian street child plays in a dry river bed after flood waters receded in Allahabad  on October 25, 2013.

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A street child crosses a dry riverbed after flood waters recede in Allahabad, India Read more

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva as shadows of two men are cast onto a closed shutter of a shop, on  Shravan Somwar  in Allahabad, India, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction

Indian students, their faces painted with the colours of their national flag, pose on the eve of Independence day in Allahabad on August 14, 2013. India celebrates its 66th independence anniversary from British rule on August 15. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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Students, their faces painted with the colours of the Indian national flag, prepare for Independence Day in Allahabad on Wednesday. India celebrates its 66th independence anniversary from British rule on Thursday Read more

An Indian youth dangles from a power lin...An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad on August 6, 2013. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad, which has been swollen by the monsoon.

An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 20, 2013. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India on Monday. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) Read more

A Hindu holy man watches devotees at Sangam, in Allahabad, India , Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of Hinduism's important centers.

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A Hindu holy man watches devotees at Sangam, in Allahabad, India. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of the religion’s important centers.

Men bathe using pipes that supply water to trains at a railway station in the northern Indian city of Allahabad May 8, 2013. Temperatures in Allahabad on Wednesday reached 41.5 degrees Celsius (106.7 degrees Fahrenheit), according to information posted on India's metrological department website.

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Standing next to the railway tracks, men use pipes that supply water to the trains to bathe with at a railway station in Allahabad, northern India, as temperatures in the city on Wednesday reached 41.5C