Up to 30 million people are expected at Hindu festival in a quest for immortality that involves smoking cannabis and bathing in the Ganges
India's Hindu mega-festival Kumbh Mela is in full flow, with millions bathing in sacred rivers in a bid to wash away their sins and achieve immortality.
The festival is the world's largest religious gathering, with some 30 million people expected over the duration of thetwo-month-long event.
The Kumbh Mela - a celebration of faith in which Hindus bathe in a sacred river - is held every third year and is rotated between four holy sites.
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