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Friday, January 14th
A Hindu devotee with wheat growing on his headgear stands at the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers - the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, to take a ritualistic bath during Makar Sankranti festival that falls during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Prayagraj, India. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Tens of thousands of devout Hindus, led by heads of monasteries and ash-smeared ascetics, took a holy dip into the frigid waters on Friday despite rising COVID-19 infections in the country. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)