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India. Uttar Pradesh state. Allahabad. Maha Kumbh Mela. Indian teenager walking on tightrope. The performing artist is a nomad, belonging to the Dalit community. The Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable. The Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela, which comes after 12 Purna Kumbh Mela, or 144 years, is always held at Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh (abbreviated U.P.) is a state located in northern India. 25.02.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef