More than a hundred million pilgrims from around the world gather in India for the Kumbh Mela festival to bathe in the sacred confluence of three rivers. ImageImageImage
They believe that all of their sins will be forgiven, and it will help them attain "moksha", which will set them free from the cycle of birth and death.

This year, the pandemic has imposed restrictions on the congregation, but the festival will go on.
First image: Young pilgrim, Haridwar, India, 1980.
Second image: People bathing in the Sangum, Allahabad, India, 2001.
Third image: Girl carrying offerings, Allahabad, India, 2013.

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