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Holy Man on a Mission

By Tania Leah Haas, July 26, 2007

The Ganges River runs from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, making
it one of the world's longest rivers. It is also one of the most
polluted. One scientist, who is also a holy man, believes that his
life's mission is to cleanse the river. Click on the icon at right for an audio slideshow.

Tania Haas reports on a man who's combining faith with science as he tries to save India's Ganges River.

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