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World in Progress: Transgender group bathes in holy Ganges River

Every 12 years, millions of Hindu pilgrims make their way to the northern Indian city of Prayagraj to take a dip in the Ganges River. The Kumbh Mela festival celebrated there is one of Hinduism's holiest events – pilgrims believe the river helps cleanse sins and brings salvation. This year, for the first time ever, a transgender group was allowed to bathe in the holy waters, too.

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