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Photos: Becoming a “naked holy man” at the Maha Kumbh Festival in India

Posted Feb 19, 2013

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Head and face shaving as part of an initiation ritual to become a Naga Sadhu, or naked holy man, at the Maha Kumbh Festival at Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India. The initiation of new Naga Sadhus can only be performed at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, which occurs once every 12 years and sees millions of devotees converging on the northern Indian city.(AP)

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