Editor's pick: Best shots from Kumbh Mela

A naga sadhu plays the trumpet on their way back in a procession chanting and waving their trishuls after their holy dip in sangam at the Ardh Kumbh Mela, Allahabad. (IE Photo: Ruhani Kaur)
A naga sadhu plays the trumpet on their way back in a procession chanting and waving their trishuls after their holy dip in sangam at the Ardh Kumbh Mela, Allahabad. (IE Photo: Ruhani Kaur)
Sportsperson perform at the concluding ceremony of Khel Kumbh 2012 at Police Stadium in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Sportsperson perform at the concluding ceremony of Khel Kumbh 2012 at Police Stadium in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, a Naga sadhu, or Hindu naked holy man, returns after taking a ritual dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh festival at Allahabad, India.  (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, a Naga sadhu, or Hindu naked holy man, returns after taking a ritual dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh festival at Allahabad, India. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, Hindu devotees wake up before day break before taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, Hindu devotees wake up before day break before taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, a Hindu devotee prays after a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of  the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India.  (AP Photo /Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, a Hindu devotee prays after a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo /Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, Indian devotees take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on Maghi Purnima, or the full-moon day, considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims have been attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, Indian devotees take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on Maghi Purnima, or the full-moon day, considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims have been attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, a young Naga Sadhu or Hindu naked holy man looks at the crowd gathered to watch the procession of Nagas near Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, a young Naga Sadhu or Hindu naked holy man looks at the crowd gathered to watch the procession of Nagas near Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das, File)
In this combination of ten photos taken Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, Hindu holy men are seen before, top, and after , bottom, they had their heads and faces shaved as part of an initiation ritual where they were to become Naga Sadhus, or naked holy men, 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 twelve years and sees millions of devotees converging on the northern Indian city. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
In this combination of ten photos taken Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, Hindu holy men are seen before, top, and after , bottom, they had their heads and faces shaved as part of an initiation ritual where they were to become Naga Sadhus, or naked holy men, 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 twelve years and sees millions of devotees converging on the northern Indian city. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
EDS NOTE: NUDITY - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, naked Hindu holy men or Naga Sadhus return to their camp after a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati  River on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti,  the first day of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo /Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
EDS NOTE: NUDITY - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, naked Hindu holy men or Naga Sadhus return to their camp after a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, the first day of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo /Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, an Indian Hindu man jumps up and down in the water as he takes a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, an Indian Hindu man jumps up and down in the water as he takes a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, Hindu devotees walk on a bridge on their way to Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, Hindu devotees walk on a bridge on their way to Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)

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