Click on title to view photo in large format. It’s a common sight to see people bathing in the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Some who do so are undoubtedly poor people who may not have access to running water. However, most who bathe in the Ganga, as it known in India, are followers of Hinduism. To Hindus, bathing in the Ganges River facilitates the remission of sins and leads to Moksha, or liberation from the cycle of life and death. By soaping up and rinsing off in the Ganga, this man hopes to be released from the “wheel of suffering” that accompanies reincarnation.