STORIES AND FEATURES - Joel López photographer

The Followers

In the framework of Hinduism the Kumbh Mela is a pilgranage that takes place four times every twelve years and takes place alternately in these holy places: - Prayag, the Hindu name of Allahabad (in Uttar Pradesh). - Hardwar (in Uttaranchal). - Ujjain (in Madhya Pradesh). - Nasik (in Maharashtra). Each cycle of 144 years is celebrated Majá (Great) Kumbh Mela and precisely was held this year in the holy city of Allahabad. This religious festival is famous for being the most massive in the world and is estimate to have passed this year by 100 million people. Most people come mainly for two reasons: first to completely immerse in the Sangram, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna.

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The Forgotten Conflict

In Dharamsala, March 20, 2011 early in the morning hundreds of people queuing, to vote in elections of the Tibetan government in exile. The red robes of the monks and nuns dominated the scene. They went to vote early, to pursue his monastic obligations. Many voters came from other states of India while others came directly from Tibet, and was shortly possessed a passport Tibetan in exile, the document that certifies them even to vote and allows them to benefit from government subsidies. Aware of the importance of these elections after the surprising statements of the Dalai Lama, the turnout was massive. 

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