The Royal Barge after passing under Lambert Bridge during the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London, Sunday, June 3, 2012. More than 1,000 boats were to sail down the Thames on Sunday in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest gathering on the river for 350 years. (Tim Hales/AP Photo)
An ash smeared Hindu Sadhu or holy man speaks with a young boy beside a tent at the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on December 31, 2012, ahead of The Maha Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh Mela, which is scheduled to take place in the northern Indian city in January and February 2013, is the world's largest gathering of people for a religious purpose and millions of people gather for this auspicious occasion.