Thousands of Hindu pilgrims gather on the river Ganges in India for Kumbh Mela, a religious festival that attracts millions each time it is held. The country has the second largest number of coronavirus infections in the world, but devout Hindus still made the pilgrimage.
Hindu pilgrims begin to gather in India for the Kumbh Mela festival that regularly attracts millions, amid COVID-19 risks
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India's Kumbh Mela festival happens every 12 years. This year, it's likely to draw 15 million pilgrims looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers. "The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?"
Pilgrims from across the world gather in India for Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year via