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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Procession at a temple festival, Petulu, near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Teenage American football player celebrating victory in soccer stadium

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    Procession at a cremation ceremony for a high priest in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Close-up of Rosary

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    White Wedding Doves in Birdcge

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    Devotees taking a ritual dip in the river during Kumb Mela

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Devotees performing rituals at a ghat, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Close up of buddhist monks hands holding prayer beads, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    When an animal is speared during a Pokot Sapana ceremony some of its blood will be collected in a wooden bowl to mix with milk later in the ritual.

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    Priest holding a burning oil lamp in puja thaali during evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    After a Pokot initiate spears an animal during his Sapana ceremony and its entrails are checked for bad omens, an elder will smear him all over with the chyme.

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    Chinese; ceremony; cups; pot; symbol; tea; tea cup; tea pot; tradition; traditional; tray; wedding

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    Close-up of man praying at a temple festival, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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    Still Life in Monastery India

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    Indonesia, Bali, Kintamani, Performers during Rejang Dance

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    Girl standing on meadow

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    Evening prayer (Aarti) at Har Ki Pauri, River Ganges, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Local Village Festival, Akakina Castle Site, Akakina Village, Amami Oshima, Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

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    During an eunoto ceremony when Maasai warriors become junior elders,their heads are shaved and they daub themselves with white clay.

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    Tea Service as part of Chinese Wedding Ceremony

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    Local Village Festival, Akakina Castle Site, Akakina Village, Amami Oshima, Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

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    Ritual bathing, Sri Jambukeshwara temple, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

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    Local Village Festival, Akakina Castle Site, Akakina Village, Amami Oshima, Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

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    Devotees performing rituals at a ghat, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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    Monks Praying in Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, Luang Prabang, Laos

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    Adi Puram Ceremony at Hindu Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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    Indonesia, Bali, Ubud, Hindu priest holding prayer bell and Frangipani flower.

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    Indonesia, Bali, Kintamani, Boys performing ceremonial dance

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    Sacrificed Animals for Funeral Ceremony in Waihola Village, Sumba, Indonesia

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    Young Thai Man Becoming Buddhist Novice Monk

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    Changing of the Guard, Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea

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    Ritual Bathing, River Ganges, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh, India

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    During Samburu wedding celebrations,warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids dance with young girls who have put on all their finery for the occasion. Both warriors and girls smear their faces,necks and shoulders with red ochre mixed with animal fat to enhance their appearance. Two spears are tipped with ostrich-feather pompoms.

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    Towards the end of a Sapana ceremony, the initiate will have his hair styled in a traditional clay bun.

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    Black clothing and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.

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    Silver Tray with Various Containers at Hindu Wedding Ceremony

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    Towards the end of a Sapana ceremony, every man present will drink from a wooden vessel

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    After 2-3 months seclusion, Pokot initiates leave their camp in single file to celebrate Ngetunogh. They must wear goatskins, conceal their faces with masks made from wild sisal (sansevieria) and carry bows with blunt arrows until this ceremony is over.

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    China, Szechuan (Sichuan), Kham region, Monks playing horns during monastery festival.

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    Victorious teenage and young male american football team holding up ball

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    Victorious teenage and young male american football team holding up ball at night

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    Silhouetted young woman in traditional costume, hula dancing on coastal rock at sunset, Maui, Hawaii, USA

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    The proud father of a Samburu boy who has recently been circumcised. For each son who has been initiated into the warrior age-set,a father will tie a strip of lion skin below his knees,hang two copper ornaments normally worn by women in his pierced earlobes and places a string of pale green beads round his forehead. A ceremonial leather cape is slung over his shoulder.

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    Indonesia, Bali, Dancers performing sacred dance (Kintamani).

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    Indonesia, Bali, Ubud, Mask (Topeng) dancer performing.

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    Sadhus performing Yajna of Goddess Durga

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    Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Muslims celebrating the return of pilgrims with a meal of rice and curry.

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    Buddha Statue at Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia

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    At the conclusion of a Ngetunogh ceremony, Pokot initiates rush to a sacred tree and crouch briefly while women and girls hurl abuse at them. After disbursing, they meet that evening to feast on a bull. The following day they return home and remove their ceremonial attire.

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    During Samburu wedding celebrations,married women congregate apart from the warriors and young girls to sing in praise of the couple and to dance.

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    Ritual Bathing, River Ganges, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh, India

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    Young woman carrying offering at a ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

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    Towards the conclusion of a Ngetunogh ceremony, an initiate must put on his mothers jewellery for a day before removing the wild sisal face mask he has worn for 2-3 months.

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    Dressed in his black goatskin cloak,a Samburu boy puts his bundle of sticks,staves and gum on the roof of his mother's house. He has collected these with other boys from a special type of Commiphora tree during an arduous journey on foot of up to 200 miles. After his circumcision,he will make them into bows,blunt arrows and clubs.

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    Pouring Tea for Chinese Tea Ceremony for Wedding

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    Samburu initiates sing during the month after their circumcision. As their wounds heal, their dances become more energetic. Before long, they imitate the dances of the warriors which, hitherto, they have been forbidden to perform.They spend much of their time wandering in the countryside attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is sk

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    Priest Reading Last Rites to Hospital Patient

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    A Samburu youth,his head freshly shaved,has milk poured over him from a wooden gourd-like container decorated with green grass prior to his circumcision. Milk and green grass are blessings to these pastoral people and feature in all important ceremonies.

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    Teenage and young male american football team celebrating and holding up ball

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    Portrait of Huli Tribesman Papua New Guinea

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    Four schoolgirl water polo players holding hands poolside

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    Men and women dance during a month long Dassanech ceremony. The men wear leopard, cheetah or serval cat skins draped on their backs and black ostrich feather headdresses. The women, dressed in skins, hang a single black and white colobus monkey skin down their backs.

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    Pig Prepared for Funeral Ceremony in Waihola village, Sumba, Indonesia

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    Women carrying religious offerings on their heads at a cremation ceremony for a high priest in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Procession of rows of Balinese women carrying offerings over their heads in the Ngrupuk Parade on the eve of Nyepi Day in Ubud in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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    Girl dancing on meadow

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    Karo men excel in body art. Before a dance, they will decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments. While older men style their hair with clay, young men prefer to braid theirs.Every man carries a wooden stool, which doubles as a pillow at night.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the

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    Kenya, Samburu District, South Horr, Samburu District, Kenya. The ritual helpers of two Samburu boys slaughter and skin rams the day before the boys are circumcised. The boys will sit on the skins while they are being circumcised.

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    People carrying religious offerings, Temple Festival, Petulu, near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Portrait of Huli Wigman Papua New Guinea

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    Priest Reading Last Rites to Hospital Patient

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    Close-up of an Ogoh-ogoh statue built for the Ngrupuk Parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi Day in Ubud in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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    A Samburu mother wears an ochred goatskin cape ready for milking a cow the evening before her son is circumcised. This distinctive cape is worn only at circumcision ceremonies. The milk must be drawn from a cow that has not given birth more than twice and will be poured over her son's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning.

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    Kenya, Samburu District, South Horr, Samburu District, Kenya. A ritual helper of a Samburu boy makes him new sandals the day before he is circumcised which he will wear for a month and then discard.

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    Hindu priest at a cremation ceremony for a high priest in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Hindu priest at a Bulan Pitung Dina (One Month and One Week) purification ceremony for baby and parents, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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  • 862-03366541

    The day before Samburu boys are circumcised in their lorora,(a purpose-built circumcision encampment),senior elders will bless the sharp instruments of every household,such as pangas and axes,by pouring a little milk over them as they intone a blessing. The instruments must be laid out on the oxhide upon which the boy of each household will be circumcised.

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    Indonesia, Bali, Ubud, Hindu priest holding prayer bell and flower.

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    Close-up og Legong dancer praying at a temple festival, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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    Close-up of Champagne Glasses filled with Sparkling Wine

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    People carrying religious offerings, Temple Festival, Petulu, near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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    Inuit Grave Site, Craig Harbour, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

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    Young woman wearing blue dress tying omikuji fortune telling paper at Shinto Sakurai Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan.

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    Young woman holding bowl of rice with both hands

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