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  1. 1. PPS by chieuquetoi, bachkien, vinhbinh Click to continueFebruary 7, 2013 1
  2. 2. For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Pakistan,Turkey, Belarus, Germany, El Salvador, Spain, Portugal and a few othersfrom around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 38 photos total) Pakistani children, who were displaced with their families from Pakistans tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, watch a girl skipping a rope, while playing in an alley of a neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 28. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) Click to continue February 7, 2013 2
  3. 3. A picture taken from Galata Tower shows a seagull flying over the snow-covered old city of Istanbul on Jan. 9. Heavy snowfall blanketed Turkeyscommercial hub Istanbul, a city of 15 millions, paralyzing dailylife, disrupting air traffic and land transport. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/GettyImages) # Click to continue February 7, 2013 3
  4. 4. Afghan children play in a street in Herat on Jan. 14. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in powerare more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said.(Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images) # Click to continue February 7, 2013 4
  5. 5. A Belarus Orthodox believer plungesinto icy waters as a priest blesses him onthe eve of the Epiphany holiday inPilnitsa some 30 km outside Minsk, onJan.18. Thousands of believers jump intoholes cut in ice, braving freezingtemperatures to mark the Epiphanywhen they take part in a baptismceremony. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/GettyImages) # February 7, 2013 5
  6. 6. A model is pictured during rehearsals at LOreal Professionnel Academy for the show of the label Cest tout at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, on Jan. 11. Look rehearsals are used to prepare the styling of the models for the fashion shows. (Jens Kalaene/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 Click to6 continue
  7. 7. The landmark "Tiger & Turtle" sculpture that resembles a roller coaster is pictured at the former zinc smelterys grounds KruppMannesmann in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Wanheim on Jan. 13. One hundred twenty tons of galvanized steel are mounted and weldedfor the sculpture on the heap. The walkway area will amount to 220 meters including 249 steps. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 7
  8. 8. A man sits in a tent while ice fishing at sunrise in the Lake Vileika near the Belarus village of Kasun, some130 km north of thecapital Minsk early on Jan. 2. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 Click to continue 8
  9. 9. A young skater picks himself up from the ice on a rink at Penns Landing, on Jan. 11 in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 9
  10. 10. Indian visitors watch a heart shaped kite fly during the International Kite festival on the lawns of Priyadarshani park in Mumbaion Jan. 7. Kite enthusiasts from different countries are participating in the day-long festival. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/GettyImages) # 7, 2013 February 10
  11. 11. Members of the brotherhood of Saint Sebatian Matyr participate in the dance of The Moors and Christians in the town of Apastepeque, 50 kms east from SanSalvador, El Salvador on Jan. 16. The members of the Saint Sebastian brotherhood dance in the honor of the co-patron saint of Apatepeque. The Moors andChristians dance7,tells the adventures of the crusaders and is celebrated from more than 300 years ago. (Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images) # February 2013 11
  12. 12. A boy wearing a crown watches the Cabalgata Los Reyes Magos (Cavalcade of the three kings) the day before Epiphany, inPamplona, northern Spain on Jan. 5. It is a parade symbolizing the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem following the birth of Jesus. In Spain andmany Latin American countries Epiphany is the day when gifts are exchanged. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 12
  13. 13. A woman stops to pat "Manchas" or "Spots", a pet pig being walked by its owner Claudia Botas, in the background, inLisbons Graca neighborhood, on Jan. 12. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 13
  14. 14. A man dressed as a Momotxorro a natural entity made of bones and sheep skin walks to take part in a carnival in the Basque village ofZubieta on Jan. 28. In one of the most ancient carnivals in Europa , dating from before the Roman empire, companies of Joaldunak (cowbells)and Momotxorros parade between the villages of Zubieta and Ituren. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza/Associated Press) # Click to continue February 7, 2013 14
  15. 15. Dylan Belanger, 8, of Royal Palm Beach, holds onto a horn as Cora, a 51- year-old Indian elephant, blows a note during an afternoon performance at the new Elephant Encounter on opening day of the South Florida Fair on Jan. 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Cora was in the 1980 film Smokey andFebruary 7, 2013 the Bandit II. (Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post via Associated Press) # 15
  16. 16. Participants jump with their sled during the traditional Schnablerrennen sledge race in a valley near the Bavarian village Gaissach, southern Germany, on Jan. 27. More than 70 teams took part in the traditional event. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 16
  17. 17. With temperatures around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), a man plays in the surf, with some thousands celebrating the New Year by jumping into the North Sea during the traditional New Years Dive in Ostend, Belgium, on Jan. 5. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 17
  18. 18. Kashmiri boys play in the snow in Srinagar, India, on Jan. 19. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 18
  19. 19. Duane Griffith is dragged upside downacross Wolf River Harbor to bare footski backwards during the 36th annualSki Freeze in Wolf River Harbor inDowntown Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 1.(Mike Brown/The Commercial Appealvia Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 19
  20. 20. South Korean special warfare forces take part in a winter season drill in Pyeongchang, about 180 km east of Seoul on Jan. 9.The Korean peninsula is the worlds last Cold War frontier as Stalinst North Korea and pro-Western South Korea have beentechnically at war since the 1950-53 conflict. (DONG-A ILBO/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 20
  21. 21. Aaron Kunkle is airborne as he back flips out of the bowl at the Memphis Skate Park on Jan. 2 in Memphis, Tenn. Temperatures hovering in the mid 30s didnt keep skate and bike enthusiasts away from the park. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 21
  22. 22. A Palestinian man rides a horse on the beach at sunset in the central Gaza strip on Jan. 11. (Ali Ali/European Photopress Agency) #February 7, 2013 22
  23. 23. A man and woman walk along a path at Fort Funston after the sun set in San Francisco on Jan. 18 (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 23
  24. 24. Two passengers brave the frigid weather while riding outside on a ferry crossing Casco Bay in Portland, Me., on Jan. 3. The overnight low temperature dropped to zero degrees Fahrenheit in Portland. The combination of cold air and warmer ocean water created the arctic sea smoke. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 24
  25. 25. Steam rises from Ryan Dignan after Arizona State Universitys swim team practice at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center onJan. 14FebruaryTempe. (Mark Henle/Associated Press) # in 7, 2013 25
  26. 26. Tony Bambenek of Bluff Siding, Wis., fishes on Jan. 11 at East Lake Winona. Despite the 40- degree temperature, ice on the lake remains around 10 inches. I like this weather, Bambenek said. "Its better than 20 below, I wouldnt be out here if it was that cold." (AndrewFebruary 7, 2013 Link/Winona Daily News via Associated Press) # 26
  27. 27. Participants of the Five Lakes Skating Tour are transported on a tractor to avoid a stretch of bad ice in Wanneperveen, near Giethoorn, northern Netherlands, on Jan. 24. Some 15,000 skating enthusiasts participated in the first tour on natural ice, but a stretch of rapidly deteriorating ice in Wanneperveen forced organizers to call off the tour after a few hours. Dutch police later stopped people from reaching the area. (Peter Dejong/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 27
  28. 28. A man cleans the snow-covered tomb at the Neue Wache (New Guard House), the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny in Berlin on Jan. 14. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 28
  29. 29. Two sisters light candles during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in the village of Sokuluk some 30km outside Bishkek on Jan. 6.Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7 in the Middle East, Russia and other Orthodox churches that use the old Julian calendarinstead of the 17th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics, Protestants, Greek Orthodox and commonly used in secular lifearound the world. (Vyacheslav Osleledko/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 29
  30. 30. Homeless Bratislav Jovanovic, 43, enters agrave, which he uses as a shelter during wintertime at a cemetery in Nis, 200 kilometres southBelgrade, on Jan. 10. Jovanovic has beenhomeless for nearly twenty years, since his housewas burned down in a fire. The last 15 years helives in a tomb beside the caskets of hisdecedents. (Sasa Djordjevic/AFP/GettyImages) # February 7, 2013 30
  31. 31. An Indian woman from Ladakh region offers prayers at the Boudhanath Stupa premise in Katmandu, Nepal, on Jan. 18. Thousands of people temporarily migrate to Katmandu from hilly regions of Nepal and India to escape the cold weather during winter. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 31
  32. 32. Elder Cal Murrell, also known as "the happy preacher," reacts during a service celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., inside the State Capitol on Jan. 17 in Atlanta. (David Goldman/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 32
  33. 33. Children play in a portable pool set up in a street lined by shack homes in the Juan Pablo II shantytown in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 23. European, Latin American andCaribbean leaders gathering for this weekends economic summit will likely see only one side of Chile, the polished upscale country where tourists and investors stay in five-star hotels in a sparkling clean financial district nicknamed "Sanhattan", well away from Santiagos slums. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 33
  34. 34. Malian children look inside a car on Jan. 27 in Konna, Mali. French-led troops were advancing on Malis fabled desert city of Timbuktu onSunday after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist militant groups in the north of the country. Meanwhile, Africanleaders meeting in the Ethiopian capital were discussing scaling up the number of African troops to join the offensive, after the African Unionsoutgoing chief admitted the body had not done enough to help Mali. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 34
  35. 35. A man casts his fishing rod to the Atlantic sea at the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain, on Jan. 1. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 35
  36. 36. A boy rushes to catch up to his mother as she helps others carry a large fishing net backFebruary 7, 2013 home, outside of Ouidah, Benin, on Jan. 19. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) # 36
  37. 37. A child walks amidst Douglas fir trees during a family outing at the baseof Spencer Butte on Jan. 22 in Eugene, Ore. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 37
  38. 38. Children play with bubbles during events celebrating the 12th anniversary of the village of Kuetuvy on Jan. 20 in the Canindeyu departmentof Paraguay. The Ache are hunter-gatherers whose population of roughly 1,200 is distributed in five villages in eastern Paraguay. They also celebrated the recent success of their exports to the United States of shade-grown, organic yerba mate, a drink brewed from the leaves of the rainforest holly tree. In 2010, Paraguays Congress gave them formal title to the land. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 38
  39. 39. A rainbow is seen in the West Bank Judean desert on Jan. 7. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing power lines and trees and causing several injuries. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 39
  40. 40. Our nations presence in Afghanistan made its way back to the collective conscience last week when Afghan President HamidKarzai appeared in a joint press conference with President Barack Obama. This post features a few images of daily life from late December and the first few weeks of January. Simple things - shelter, food - remain challenges for many of the Afghan people - displaced by years and years of conflict and war. - Paula Nelson ( 30 photos total) An Afghan woman stands to receive winter supplies at a UNHCR distribution center for needy refugees at the Womens Garden in Kabul, Jan. 2, 2013. Hundreds of families living in makeshift shelters around the Afghan capital collected blankets, charcoal and other supplies as authorities struggle to avoid last years deadly winter toll. With temperatures dropping to -10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit) at night in the city, the 35,000 refugees who live in the snow-covered camps face a battle to survive dire conditions protected only by plastic sheeting. Despite Afghanistan receiving billions of dollars of aid since 2001, more than 100 children died last year during the harshest winter in two decades. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images) February 7, 2013 40
  41. 41. Pigeons fly outside Shah-e-Doshamsheras mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2012.February 7, 2013 (Ahmad Nazar/Associated Press)# 41
  42. 42. Afghan boys play on a frozen lake in Kabul, Jan. 9, 2013. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)#February 7, 2013 42
  43. 43. Hayatullah, 35, who like most Afghans goes by only one name, carries a bag of cooked rice left over from customers in a Kabul restaurant, Jan. 9, 2013.Hayatuallah lost a leg to a land mine in Shamali plain, north of Kabul during the deadly Afghan civil war of 1991-1996. Afghanistan is still one of theheavily mined countries in the world despite international efforts to clean the poverty-nation from millions of mines that were planted by the former Sovietary between 1979 and 1987, followed by a deadly civil war between Afghan faction that defeated the Russian and Taliban who rulled the troubledcountry between 1996 and 2001 and now waging an insurgency against the NATO forces and use roadside bombings, improvised explosives devices as amain weapon in their war tactics. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 43
  44. 44. A woman mourns after loosing her son and brother in an explosion in Sayedabad, Wardak southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2013.An explosion killed seven Afghan villagers as they tried to pull bodies of insurgents killed from the rubble of a village mosque after a night raid by NATO and Afghan troops in the countrys east, officials said. Four insurgents and an Afghan soldier were also reported to have been killed. (Rahmatullah Nikzad/Associated Press)# February 7, 2013 44
  45. 45. An Afghan family walks on a road in winter on the outskirts of Kabul, Jan. 3, 2013. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)# February 7, 2013 45
  46. 46. An Afghan worker looks out from awindow at a fruit factory which wasdestroyed by a car suicide bombattack, in Kabul Dec. 21, 2012. When aTaliban suicide bomber killed twopeople on the edge of the Afghancapital this month, there was anothercasualty - a global fruit juice businessoptimistically called "Spring Wish"which provided work for thousands offarmers across the country. (OmarSobhani/Reuters)# February 7, 2013 46
  47. 47. An Afghan girl looks through the window of a residence, Dec. 26, 2012. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)#February 7, 2013 47
  48. 48. Afghan burqa clad women look in a store in Herat, Jan. 8 ,2013. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty ImageFebruary 7, 2013 48
  49. 49. Afghan women are transported in the back of a three wheeled motorbike after receiving a sack of flour each, donated by the womens affairs department, in the Gozara district, Herat province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2012. The womens affairs department of Herat province donated a sack of flour toFebruary 7, 2013 around 250 families in the Gozara district. (Hoshang Hashimi/Associated Press)# 49
  50. 50. An Afghan rickshaw driver smiles as he drives in the cold weather in Kabul, Dec. 31, 2012. (SHAH Marai/AFP/Getty Images)#February 7, 2013 50
  51. 51. An Afghan beggar sits on the ground on astreet in Herat, Jan. 8 ,2013. Over a thirdof Afghans are living in abject poverty.(Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)# February 7, 2013 51
  52. 52. Afghan children warm themselves around fire on a cold day in Kabul, Jan. 8, 2013. Despite Afghanistan receiving billions of dollars of aid since 2001, more than 100 children died last year during the harshest winter in two decades. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)#February 7, 2013 52
  53. 53. A vendor sells traditional foodat a local market in Kabul, Jan.7, 2013. (OmarSobhani/Reuters)# February 7, 2013 53
  54. 54. Afghan children sell handicrafts to a NATO soldier during a monthly bazaar at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul, Jan. 5, 2013. Analysts have warned the country could plunge into another large- scale civil war after the NATO-led force departs by 2015. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)#February 7, 2013 54
  55. 55. Afghan internal refugee children work at a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Herat, Jan. 7, 2013. In 2012 alone, spreading conflict in Afghanistan has forced more than 166,000 Afghans to flee their homes, bringing the total number of people internally displaced by conflict to at least 460,000 since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. Conditions for the displaced have fallen well below international February 7, 2013 standards, according to a 2012 study by the Norwegian Refugee council. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)# 55
  56. 56. Afghan security officials arrested 8 Taliban militants who were trying to smuggle bomb making material on Kandahar Highwayand displayed them to the media, Dec. 26, 2012. (Naweed Haqjoo/EPA)# February 7, 2013 56
  57. 57. A laborer sorts wheat flour sacks to be distributed among Afghan vulnerable families threatened by Afghanistan’s harsh winter weather,by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of HumanitarianAffairs (UNOCHA) says more than two million Afghans throughout the country are at risk from extreme weather this winter. During the2011 Winter, more than 30 Afghans - most of them children - froze to death when the country witnessed one of the harshest winters in thepast 15 February 7, 2013 record snowfall. (S. Sabawoon/EPA) # years with 57
  58. 58. Afghan vulnerable families threatened by the Afghanistan’s harsh winter weather wait to receive winter goods distributed by the UN RefugeeAgency (UNHCR) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013. (S. Sabawoon/EPA)# February 7, 2013 58
  59. 59. Afghan boys play in snow, inKabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2012. (S.Sabawoon/EPA)# February 7, 2013 59
  60. 60. A local resident transports shovels duringa heavy snow fall, inKabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2012. (S.Sabawoon/EPA)# February 7, 2013 60
  61. 61. Afghan displaced families receive winter goods distributed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the outskirts ofKabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012. More than 2 million Afghans are at risk from extreme weather this winter. (S. Sabawoon/EPA) # February 7, 2013 61
  62. 62. Displaced Afghani children wait to receive winter goods distributed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012. (S. Sabawoon/EPA) #February 7, 2013 62
  63. 63. Burkha-clad women of displaced afghani families arrive to receive winter goods distributed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). (S. Sabawooon/EPA) #February 7, 2013 63
  64. 64. An Afghan girl holds an umbrella as she walks on a snowy day on the outskirts of Kabul, Dec. 27, 2012. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)#February 7, 2013 64
  65. 65. An Afghan internally displaced girl stands in the falling snow at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec, 27. 2012. Temperatures dropped to 1 degree Celsius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kabul. (MusadeqFebruary 7, 2013 Sadeq/Associated Press) # 65
  66. 66. An Afghan man walks with his goat inKabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012.(Ahamd Jamshid/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 66
  67. 67. A dove caretaker feeds white doves in front of the bluemosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2012. Itis believed that whoever releases a white dove will havea wish come true. (Maurizio Gambarini/EPA) # February 7, 2013 67
  68. 68. Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Jan. 14, 2013. A decision on immunity for U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan after the 2014 planned withdrawal will be made by the end of the year, Karzai said. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters) #February 7, 2013 68
  69. 69. U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai shake hands at the conclusion of a news conference at theWhite House in Washington, Jan. 11, 2013. (Kevin Lamarque/Reute) # February 7, 2013 69
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  71. 71. Hindu devotees bathe in the waters of the holy Ganges river during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti of the Maha Kumbh Mela on January 14, 2013 in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest. Celebrated over 55 days, it is expected to attract overFebruary 7, 2013 100 million people. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) 71
  72. 72. Hindu devotees take a dip at Sangam as others cross a makeshift bridge on thefirst day of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 14, 2013. Millions ofHindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religiouscongregation, where devotees wash themselves in the waters of the Gangesbelieving that it washes away their sins and ends the process of reincarnation.(Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 72
  73. 73. Tents of sadhus - holy men - are pitched on the banks of Sangam on January 7, 2013.(Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 73
  74. 74. An Indian Hindu priest and adevotee take part during anevening prayer ritual known asArti at Sangam on January15, 2013. (KevinFrayer/Associated Pre February 7, 2013 74
  75. 75. Hindu devotees perform rituals as they gather to take the holy dip at Sangam on January 14, 2013.February 7, 2013 (Stringer/EPA) # 75
  76. 76. Hindu devotees are seen at Sangam through a saree hung for drying after a holy dip on January 15, 2013. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 76
  77. 77. Indian devotees bathe and offer prayers at the banks of Sangam onJanuary 13, 2013. (Anindito Mukherjee/EPA) # February 7, 2013 77
  78. 78. Hindu devotees bathe in the waters of Sangam on January 15, 2013.(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 78
  79. 79. An Indian Hindu holy man, or Naga Sadhu, prays while taking a dip atSangam on January 14, 2013. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 79
  80. 80. A man dressed as Kali, the Hindu goddess of power, performs with a burning camphor tablet on his tongue during a religious procession inAllahabad on January 6, 2013. (Jitendra Prakash/Reuters) # February 7, 2013 80
  81. 81. Indian laborers pull a pontoon for a temporary bridge toward the Ganga river during preparations for Kumbh Mela at Sangam on November 21, 2012. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 81
  82. 82. An Indian holy man walks along a pontoon bridge at the banks of Sangam on January12, 2013. (Anindito Mukherjee/EPA) # February 7, 2013 82
  83. 83. Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev (top left on float) throws garlands to devotees during a procession ahead of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 10, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 83
  84. 84. Indian local band members play as holy men start their procession forbathing at the banks of Sangam on January 14, 2013. (AninditoMukherjee/EPA) # February 7, 2013 84
  85. 85. A man transports garlands of marigoldflowers on a trishaw along the banks ofthe Ganges river ahead of Kumbh Melain Allahabad on January 11, 2013.(Ahmad Masood/Reuters) # February 7, 2013 85
  86. 86. Women stand on a road with flowers to welcome a religious procession of holymen during the Maha Kumbh Mela at the Sangam on January 11, 2013. (ManishSwarup/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 86
  87. 87. An Indian Hindu holy man bathesat Sangam on January 14, 2013.(Kevin Frayer/AssociatedPress) # February 7, 2013 87
  88. 88. A holy man performs evening prayers on the bank of the Ganga River in Allahabad on January 15, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 88
  89. 89. A holy man stands naked next to a priest during an evening prayer ceremony known as Arti at Sangam on January 15,2013. February 7, 2013Frayer/Associated Press) # (Kevin 89
  90. 90. A holy man walks into the water during an evening prayer ceremony known as Arti at Sangam on January 15, 2013.(Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 90
  91. 91. A man drinks as he prays atSangam on January 14,2013. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 91
  92. 92. Devotees bathe in the waters of the holy Ganges river during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti of the MahaKumbh Mela on January 14, 2013 in Allahabad. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 92
  93. 93. Holy men celebrate naked in the water at Sangam on January 14, 2013. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #February 7, 2013 93
  94. 94. Holy men line up along the banks of Sangam on January 14, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 94
  95. 95. Holy men carry a child adorned with marigold flowers on their shoulders as they march towards Sangham on January 14, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 95
  96. 96. Holy men keep warm by a fire and do yoga at their camp on the bank of Sangam on December 22, 2012, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #February 7, 2013 96
  97. 97. Devotees pray as they bathe in the Sanghamon January 14, 2013. (RobertoSchmidt/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 97
  98. 98. A holy man - his facesmeared with ash - smiles fora photograph at theconfluence of the RiversGanges, Yamuna andmythical Saraswati inAllahabad on January2, 2013, ahead of The MahaKumbh Mela. (SanjayKanojia/AFP/GettyImages) # February 7, 2013 98
  99. 99. A holy man shouts while holding a swordafter he and others like him ran into thewaters of the Sangham on January14, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/GettyImages) # February 7, 2013 99
  100. 100. Holy men dry their hair after a dip at Sangam on January 14, 2013. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) # February 7, 2013 100
  101. 101. Devotees enter the waters at theSangham on January 13, 2013.(Roberto Schmidt/AFP/GettyImages) # February 7, 2013 101
  102. 102. Devotees carry their possessions as they walk towards the banks of the holy Ganges river on January 13, 2013 inAllahabad. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 102
  103. 103. Workers fix a light post on the vast grounds receiving the millions of devotees that will congregate for the next couple ofmonths to celebrate the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on January 13, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 103
  104. 104. Indian boatmen wait for passengers ahead of the Kumbh Mela at Sangam on January 12, 2013. (SanjayKanojia/AFP/Getty Images) # February 7, 2013 104
  105. 105. Hindu priests carry plates filled with offerings to distribute among devotees after evening prayers near the banks of river Ganges in Allahabad on January 12, 2013. (Ahmad Masood/Reuters) #February 7, 2013 105
  106. 106. Devotees pray at Sangam on January 16, 2013. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)#February 7, 2013 106
  107. 107. PPS by chieuquetoi, bachkien, vinhbinh A candle burns on an offering floating downstream at the Sangham on January 13, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)# February 7, 2013 107