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The flotsam of flowers, earthenware, religious idols and clothing left behind by pilgrims clog the banks of the Ganges in Allahabad, India. But the biggest polluter is millions of gallons of untreated sewage discharged into the river. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Will Giving The Ganges Human Rights Protect The Polluted River?

A court in India declared its holiest river is entitled to the same rights as a person that would include the right to sue polluters. Still, many think the divine waters are unimpacted by pollution.

The flotsam of flowers, earthenware, religious idols and clothing left behind by pilgrims clog the banks of the Ganges in Allahabad, India. But the biggest polluter is millions of gallons of untreated sewage discharged into the river. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Will Giving The Ganges Human Rights Protect The Polluted River?

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Among Folk Musicians, Protest Music's Future Is Up For Debate

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Among Folk Musicians, Protest Music's Future Is Up For Debate

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