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Children beg for alms from Hindu pilgrims making annual trip to Sagar Island, India

Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

A girl covers herself on a cold morning as she begs for alms from pilgrims on a beach at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, Jan. 13. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making an annual trip to Sagar Island for a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Jan. 14 for the one-day festival of Makar Sankranti.

Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

Children beg for alms from pilgrims near the banks of the river Ganges at Harwood Point, south of Kolkata, Jan. 12.