AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers

Devotees take holy dips at Sangam during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, India. Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021. Millions of people have joined a 45-day long Hindu bathing festival in this northern Indian city, where devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Here, they bathe on certain days considered to be auspicious in the belief that they be cleansed of all sins.