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.VARANASSI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 : Hindu pilgrims take a bath at sunrise in the Ganges river to wash away their sins in the holy Hindu city of Varanassi on september 20, 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)