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  • Transgender ascetics taking a holy bath on Tuesday at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad in India's Uttar Pradesh state.
One of Hinduism's biggest religious congregations began this week with the achievement of a historic milestone. Dozens of transgender ascetics bathed at the holy confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, alongside other Hindu ascetics at the Kumbh Mela, for the first time.
  • Participants of a tour conducted by the Death Railway Interest Group on the famous Bridge on the River Kwai in Thailand last month. Above: Nong Pladuk station, the starting point of the Siam-Burma "Death" Railway on the Thai side. Left: Among those w
NEW DELHI • The bodies were being dumped in the pit, one on top of the other. Mr Marimuthu Sabapathy, a worker who helped build the infamous Siam-Burma Railway during World War II for the Japanese, was among them. But he wasn't dead.
  • TOP: Sultan Muhammad V attending prayers at Masjid Al Sultan Ismail Petra in Kelantan. He is often seen in a jubah and mingles easily with the people. ABOVE: The Sultan Muhammad II Mosque is a few metres away from Istana Telipot and is frequented by
Sultan Muhammad V is often seen in a simple jubah or long robe, and a skullcap when in public.
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