Devout Hindus mark sacred holiday


AP Photo/ Mainka Gill

A Hindu devotee offers prayers during a holy bath on the auspicious ­Makar Sankranti day at a natural hot water spring in­Tattapani, about 52 kilometers (33 miles) north of Shimla, India, on Jan. 14. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus across the country take ritualistic dips in holy waters on this day.

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