flooded latrines - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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flooded latrines - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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This row of latrines (pit toilets) is flooded. In some parts of the festival grounds, people would just poop and pee anywhere. Crews of sanitation workers would then scoop-up the excrement, and spray lime powder to disinfect.

Photo taken at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India)

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.

For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.

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Photo taken on January 30, 2013
531, Baxi Khurd, Daraganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211006, India