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ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA, 1/13/2007 : Pilgrims and processions animate the Ardh Kumbh Mela  in Allahabad . The Ardh Kumbh comes every 6 years according to aplanetary calendar. Pilgrims board boats to reach Sangam, the very place in the middle of the river where the Gange, the Yamuna and the Swaraswati rivers converge. (Photo Jean-Marc Giboux)