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Millions Flock To Hindu Festival Amid Coronavirus Spike

Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.
Men take a holy dip in the Ganges River on the occasion of first royal bath of Shivratri festival during Maha Kumbh Festival in Haridwar, India. Source: Ritesh Shukla

HYDERABAD, India — One of the largest gatherings of people in the world continues in northern India amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and a weakening supply of vaccines.

Almost Hindu pilgrims. India's total caseload has become the second-highest in the world after the United States.

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