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India’s River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, Hindu devotees perform a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. It’s just water, and far from the cleanest you could find. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, Hindu devotees perform a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. It’s just water, and far from the cleanest you could find. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

NASIK, India—It’s just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water...




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