Kumbh Mela

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What the 'Largest Gathering in History' Leaves Behind

Lots of garbage, unsurprisingly

(Newser) - One would have to imagine that the aftermath of what has been described as the "largest human gathering in history" wouldn't be pretty. The Wall Street Journal today confirms that is indeed the case. It presents photos taken three weeks after the end of the 55-day Kumbh Mela,... More »

Inside the 'Largest Human Gathering in History'

The Kumbh Mela draws tens of millions

(Newser) - If you've never heard of the Kumbh Mela, well, you're sort of forgiven. As Quartz explains, the event is largely ignored by the West—even though it occurs every three years, with a big to-do every 12, and just so happens to be the "largest human gathering... More »

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