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.VARANASSI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 25, 2005 : Hindu devotees bathes from the ghats lining the bank of the Ganges, river to wash away their sins with the holi water, in the holy Hindu city of Varanassi on october 13, 2005. Varanassi (also called Benares or Kachi) is one of the holiest city in India and has always been an auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers moksha - liberation from the cycle of birth and death. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux)