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MALAYSIA/
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October 04, 2011
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 5, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR2S7JF
October 04, 2011
A Malaysian of Chinese descent offers incense during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Malaysian of Chinese descent offers incense during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala...
A Malaysian of Chinese descent offers incense during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 4, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
RTR2S4MF
October 02, 2011
A group of female devotees attend the fire walking ceremony during celebrations for the vegetarian festival...
Phuket, Thailand
A group of female devotees attend the fire walking ceremony during celebrations for the vegetarian festival...
A group of female devotees attend the fire walking ceremony during celebrations for the vegetarian festival at Sapan Him shrine in Phuket October 2, 2011. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants, during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, will help them attain good health and a peace of mind. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTR2S4LN
October 02, 2011
A devotee runs on burning charcoals as he performs the fire walking ceremony, during celebrations for...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee runs on burning charcoals during celebrations for the vegetarian festival at a shrine in Phuket...
A devotee runs on burning charcoals as he performs the fire walking ceremony, during celebrations for the vegetarian festival at Sapan Him shrine in Phuket October 2, 2011. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants, during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, will help them attain good health and a peace of mind. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTR2RVES
September 26, 2011
Malaysians of Chinese descent wait for the emperor gods to leave a temple during a procession marking...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent wait for the emperor gods to leave a temple during a procession marking...
Malaysians of Chinese descent wait for the emperor gods to leave a temple during a procession marking the beginning of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur September 26, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTR2RVEM
September 26, 2011
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry joss sticks as they participate in a procession marking the beginning...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry joss sticks as they participate in a procession marking the beginning...
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry joss sticks as they participate in a procession marking the beginning of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur September 26, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
CHINA/
RTR2PTIK
August 11, 2011
Incense sticks are seen atop a pot in front of a statue at the 700-year-old Dongyue Temple located in...
Beijing, China
Incense sticks are seen atop a pot in front of a statue at the 700-year-old Dongyue Temple located in...
Incense sticks are seen atop a pot in front of a statue at the 700-year-old Dongyue Temple located in central Beijing August 11, 2011. The temple is the Zhengyi school of Taoism's largest temple in northern China, and was originally built by Taoist monks in the 14th century.REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
TAIWAN/
RTR2IHLZ
February 12, 2011
People walk past statues of Taoism deities after a special exhibition event of Yanshui Beehive Rockets...
Taipei, Taiwan
People walk past statues of Taoism deities after a special exhibition event of Yanshui Beehive Rockets...
People walk past statues of Taoism deities after a special exhibition event of Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival, as part of the Chinese Lantern Festival or "Yuan Xiao Jie", in Taipei February 12, 2011. It is believed by locals that bad luck will go away after one is 'bombed' with beehive firecrackers, a tradition that has evolved into a huge tourist attraction. The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year with festivities across the island. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
CHINA/
RTXXGAN
February 04, 2011
A woman prays for good fortune while burning incense on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year...
Beijing, China
A woman prays for good fortune while burning incense in Beijing
A woman prays for good fortune while burning incense on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing February 4, 2011. The Lunar New Year began on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. REUTERS/Jason Lee(CHINA - Tags: RELIGION)
CHINA/
RTXXGAK
February 04, 2011
A woman pauses amid the smoke while burning incense to pray good fortune on the second day of the Chinese...
Beijing, China
A woman pauses amid the smoke while burning incense to pray good fortune in Beijing
A woman pauses amid the smoke while burning incense to pray good fortune on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing February 4, 2011. The Lunar New Year began on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG/
RTXWHAC
January 12, 2011
A man stands in front of a lit-up structure at a Taoist ritual at Ho Chung village in the rural New Territories...
Hong Kong, China
A man stands in front of a lit-up structure at a Taoist ritual at Ho Chung village in the rural New Territories...
A man stands in front of a lit-up structure at a Taoist ritual at Ho Chung village in the rural New Territories January 12, 2011. A four-day long Taoist ritual, involving the burning of the 'King of the Ghosts', is practised once every 10 years to ward off spirits and maintain peace in the villages. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTXTEUI
October 13, 2010
Ethnic Chinese devotees burn joss sticks during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ethnic Chinese devotees burn joss sticks during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur
Ethnic Chinese devotees burn joss sticks during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 13, 2010. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at the temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTXTEUH
October 13, 2010
Devotees burn joss sticks and recite prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Devotees burn joss sticks and recite prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur
Devotees burn joss sticks and recite prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 13, 2010. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at the temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTXTEUG
October 13, 2010
Lee So Yok, 90, recites prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 13, 2010....
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lee So Yok, 90, recites prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur
Lee So Yok, 90, recites prayers during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 13, 2010. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at the temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
TAIWAN/
RTR2HGXT
August 23, 2010
People carry a floating lantern into the sea off Taiwan's northern port of Keelung early August 24, 2010,...
Keelung, Taiwan
People carry a floating lantern into the sea off Taiwan's northern port of Keelung
People carry a floating lantern into the sea off Taiwan's northern port of Keelung early August 24, 2010, as part of the Hungry Ghost Festival or "Zhong Yuan Jie" festivities. It is believed by worshippers that the gates of hell are opened during the month and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. The Hungry Ghost Festival starts this year from August 10 and ends on September 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows and concerts organized by believers to appease the roaming spirits. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR2HF38
August 19, 2010
A man throws paper money to a burning statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts"...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Man throws paper money to burning statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts"...
A man throws paper money to a burning statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts" during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Kajang, outside Kuala Lumpur, August 19, 2010. The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when prayers are offered to the dead and offerings of food and paper-made models of items such as televisions, refrigerators and sport cars are burnt to appease the wandering spirits. It is believed that the gates of hell are opened during the month and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TAIWAN/
RTXS9BJ
August 15, 2010
A waitress arranges a cake that looks like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money...
Tainan, Taiwan
A waitress arranges a cake that looks like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money...
A waitress arranges a cake that looks like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money for ghosts in Tainan August 15, 2010. The incense-paper cake, which is mango-flavoured and priced at NTD666 ($21), is to encourage Taiwanese to burn less incense papers during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival but to offer the cake to ghosts instead. The Hungry Ghost Festival started on August 10 and ends on September 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
TAIWAN/
RTXS9BH
August 15, 2010
A chef makes cakes that look like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money for ghosts...
Tainan, Taiwan
A chef makes cakes that look like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money for ghosts...
A chef makes cakes that look like incense paper which is believed by worshippers to be money for ghosts in Tainan August 15, 2010. The incense paper cake, which is mango-flavoured and priced at NTD666 ($21) is to encourage Taiwanese to burn less incense papers during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival but to offer the cake to ghosts instead. The Hungry Ghost Festival started on August 10 and ends on September 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
TAIWAN/
RTR2H5YL
August 09, 2010
A woman prays inside a temple filled with lanterns on the eve of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in...
Taipei, Taiwan
A woman prays inside a temple filled with lanterns on the eve of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in...
A woman prays inside a temple filled with lanterns on the eve of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Taipei August 9, 2010. The Hungry Ghost Festival starts from August 10 and ends on September 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
CHINA/
RTR2ETC3
June 06, 2010
A student prays for his upcoming National College Entrance Exam at a temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province...
Nanjing, China
A student prays for his upcoming National College Entrance Exam at a temple in Nanjing
A student prays for his upcoming National College Entrance Exam at a temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province June 6, 2010. Millions of university hopefuls make a start on China's national college entrance examination, or "gaokao", on Monday and Tuesday , a fiercely competitive test that is seen as a make-or-break for getting ahead. REUTERS/Sean Yong (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION)
HONGKONG/
RTR2BM6E
March 14, 2010
Taoists walk past a commercial building as they take part in a ritual at Hong Kong's financial central...
Hong Kong, China
Taoists take part in a ritual at Hong Kong's financial central district to pray for the city's economic...
Taoists walk past a commercial building as they take part in a ritual at Hong Kong's financial central district to pray for the city's economic prosperity and social stability March 14, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG/
RTXP7PT
October 02, 2009
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Hong Kong, China
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn festival celebrations at Hong Kong's Tai Hang district October 2, 2009. The Mid-Autumn festival is on Saturday. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA SOCIETY)
HONGKONG/
RTXP7PM
October 02, 2009
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Hong Kong, China
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn festival celebrations at Hong Kong's Tai Hang district October 2, 2009. The Mid-Autumn festival is on Saturday. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA SOCIETY)
HONGKONG/
RTXP7PJ
October 02, 2009
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Hong Kong, China
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn...
Participants manoeuvre a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during Mid-Autumn festival celebrations at Hong Kong's Tai Hang district October 2, 2009. The Mid-Autumn festival is on Saturday. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA SOCIETY)
CANCER-TOBACCO/
RTR27461
August 26, 2009
An elderly Chinese man smokes a cigarette in front of an old temple in a Hutong in central Beijing August...
Beijing, China
An elderly Chinese man smokes a cigarette in front of an old temple in a Hutong in central Beijing
An elderly Chinese man smokes a cigarette in front of an old temple in a Hutong in central Beijing August 26, 2009. Tobacco use will kill 6 million people next year from cancer, heart disease, emphysema and a range of other ills, global cancer experts said a report issued on Tuesday from the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society. The report also stated that China consumes more than 37 percent of the world's cigarettes, and that nearly 60 percent of Chinese men smoke. It went on to say that as a result, 50 million Chinese children, mostly boys, will die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA HEALTH SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR23VQW
January 26, 2009
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur January 26, 2009. Chinese around the world celebrate the...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur January 26, 2009. Chinese around the world celebrate the new lunar year on Monday, and many visit temples to pray for prosperity and good health in the Year of the Ox. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
MALAYSIA/
RTR23VQV
January 26, 2009
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur January 26, 2009. Chinese around the world celebrate the...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur
A man prays at Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur January 26, 2009. Chinese around the world celebrate the new lunar year on Monday, and many visit temples to pray for prosperity and good health in the Year of the Ox. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
CHINA/
RTR22UGJ
December 26, 2008
Worshippers carry offerings into a temple during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village,...
FENGJIASHAN, China
Worshippers carry offerings into temple during Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village
Worshippers carry offerings into a temple during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December 26, 2008. Residents of villages in Northern Shaanxi province gather to the annual three-day religious festival to thank the gods and pray for a good harvest and fortune in the upcoming year. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR22UGB
December 26, 2008
A worshipper rests during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December...
FENGJIASHAN, China
Worshipper rests during Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village
A worshipper rests during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December 26, 2008. Residents of villages in Northern Shaanxi province gather to the annual three-day religious festival to thank the gods and pray for a good harvest and fortune in the upcoming year. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR22UG8
December 26, 2008
A worshipper rests during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December...
FENGJIASHAN, China
Worshipper rests during Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village
A worshipper rests during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December 26, 2008. Residents of villages in Northern Shaanxi province gather to the annual three-day religious festival to thank the gods and pray for a good harvest and fortune in the upcoming year. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR22UFX
December 26, 2008
Worshippers walk on a mountain footpath, which connects the local villages, during the "Dajiao" Taoist...
FENGJIASHAN, China
Worshippers walk on mountain footpath during Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village
Worshippers walk on a mountain footpath, which connects the local villages, during the "Dajiao" Taoist festival in Fengjiashan village, Shaanxi province December 26, 2008. Residents of villages in Northern Shaanxi province gather to the annual three-day religious festival to thank the gods and pray for a good harvest and fortune in the upcoming year. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
SINGAPORE/
RTXAOPQ
November 18, 2008
A Taoist devotee prays during a religious festival in Singapore November 17, 2008. The 11-day religious...
Singapore, Singapore
Taoist devotee prays during religious festival in Singapore
A Taoist devotee prays during a religious festival in Singapore November 17, 2008. The 11-day religious festival is held in honour of Li Tian Wang, the Taoist temple's main deity. REUTERS/Amirah Fatin (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXAOPX
November 17, 2008
A Taoist devotee prays during a religious festival in Singapore November 17, 2008. The 11-day festival...
Singapore, Singapore
Taoist devotee prays during religious festival in Singapore
A Taoist devotee prays during a religious festival in Singapore November 17, 2008. The 11-day festival is held in honour of Li Tian Wang, the Taoist temple's main deity. REUTERS/Amirah Fatin (SINGAPORE)
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Fire Walking in Malaysia - 08 Oct 2008
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MALAYSIA/
RTX9AWX
October 07, 2008
A devotee prepares the firewalking site during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A devotee prepares the firewalking site during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur
A devotee prepares the firewalking site during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The festival is held annually on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, when it is believed by devotees that the spirit of the Nine Emperor Gods will descend to earth and possess the spirit mediums, putting them in a trance. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
MALAYSIA/
RTX9AWQ
October 07, 2008
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The festival is held annually on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, when it is believed by devotees that the spirit of the Nine Emperor Gods will descend to earth and possess the spirit mediums, putting them in a trance. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
MALAYSIA/
RTX9AWP
October 07, 2008
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The festival is held annually on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, when it is believed by devotees that the spirit of the Nine Emperor Gods will descend to earth and possess the spirit mediums, putting them in a trance. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
MALAYSIA/
RTX9AW8
October 07, 2008
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur
Devotees walk on fire during the festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2008. The festival is held annually on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, when it is believed by devotees that the spirit of the Nine Emperor Gods will descend to earth and possess the spirit mediums, putting them in a trance. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
TAIWAN/
RTX97YJ
October 05, 2008
Men, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius'...
Taipei, Taiwan
Men, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius'...
Men, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius' birthday, or Teachers' Day, at Taipei's Confucius Temple October 5, 2008. The sage, who lived from 555-479 B.C., is revered among the Chinese as the teacher of teachers. The celebration of Confucius' birthday, which falls on September 28, was delayed till today due to last week's Typhoon Jangmi. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN/
RTX97YH
October 05, 2008
Children, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius'...
Taipei, Taiwan
Children, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius'...
Children, dressed as ancient Chinese scholars, perform during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius' birthday, or Teachers' Day, at Taipei's Confucius Temple October 5, 2008. The sage, who lived from 555-479 B.C., is revered among the Chinese as the teacher of teachers. The celebration of Confucius' birthday, which falls on September 28, was delayed till today due to last week's Typhoon Jangmi. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)
CHINA-EDUCATION
RTX6JA0
June 05, 2008
A student bows in front of the statue of Confucius as he prays for his upcoming National College Entrance...
Shanghai, China
A student bows in front of the statue of Confucius as he prays for his upcoming National College Entrance...
A student bows in front of the statue of Confucius as he prays for his upcoming National College Entrance Exam in a Confucius temple in Shanghai, June 5, 2008. The annual exam will starts from June 7 this year and last for three days. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
QUAKE/
RTX63VD
May 24, 2008
A visitor walks to the damaged entrance of Er Wang Miao or Two Kings Temple in Dujiangyan, west of Chengdu,...
Dujiangyan, China
Visitor walks to the damaged entrance of Er Wang Miao or Two Kings Temple in Dujiangyan
A visitor walks to the damaged entrance of Er Wang Miao or Two Kings Temple in Dujiangyan, west of Chengdu, Sichuan province May 24, 2008. The temple is among the hundreds of historic and tourist spots that were damaged in a massive earthquake which hit the province on May 12. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1Z9LL
April 09, 2008
Craftsmen work on a four-sided statue of the Goddess of Mercy, or Guanyin, in Luoyang, Henan province...
Luoyang, China
Craftsmen work on a four-sided statue of the Goddess of Mercy, or Guanyin, in Luoyang
Craftsmen work on a four-sided statue of the Goddess of Mercy, or Guanyin, in Luoyang, Henan province April 8, 2008. The statue, which measures 23 metres (75 feet) in height, will be completed in July, local media said. Picture taken April 8, 2008. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA)
TAIWAN/
RTR1Z61V
April 06, 2008
Worshippers dressed in traditional costumes take part in the annual pilgrimage in honour of the sea goddess...
CHANGHUA, Taiwan
Worshippers dressed in traditional costumes take part in the annual pilgrimage in honour of the sea goddess...
Worshippers dressed in traditional costumes take part in the annual pilgrimage in honour of the sea goddess Matsu in Changhua April 6, 2008. Worshippers carry a wooden palanquin bearing a statue of the fishermen's goddess from the Jhen-lan Temple in Dajia for an eight-day, 280 km (175 miles) tour to other temples in central Taiwan. Every year, over 100,000 pilgrims take part in the procession. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN)
INDONESIA/
RTR1WSJT
February 07, 2008
People pray during celebrations for the Chinese New Year at a Chinese temple in Jakarta's Chinatown February...
Jakarta, Indonesia
People pray during celebrations for the Chinese New Year at a Chinese temple in Jakarta's Chinatown
People pray during celebrations for the Chinese New Year at a Chinese temple in Jakarta's Chinatown February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA)
INDONESIA/
RTR1WSJK
February 07, 2008
Women pray during the Chinese New Year at a temple in Jakarta's Chinatown February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Enny...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Women pray during the Chinese New Year at a temple in Jakarta's Chinatown
Women pray during the Chinese New Year at a temple in Jakarta's Chinatown February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA)
HONGKONG/
RTXAB9
November 13, 2007
Taoists dress up to take part in 'Luo Tian Da Jiao' or a mass worship held for the first time in Hong...
Hong Kong, China
Taoists dressed up to take part in a mass worship ever held in Hong Kong
Taoists dress up to take part in 'Luo Tian Da Jiao' or a mass worship held for the first time in Hong Kong November 13, 2007, paying homage to the 1,200 Taoist deities and to exhort them to bless for world peace and absence of mischief. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
HONGKONG/
RTX9V9
November 13, 2007
Taoists take part in 'Luo Tian Da Jiao' or the mass worship that was held for the first time in Hong...
Hong Kong, China
Taoists take part in 'Luo Tian Da Jiao' or the mass worship that was held for the first time in Hong...
Taoists take part in 'Luo Tian Da Jiao' or the mass worship that was held for the first time in Hong Kong November 13, 2007, paying homage to the 1,200 Taoist deities and to exhort them to bless for world peace and absence of mischief. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
HONGKONG/
RTX9V5
November 13, 2007
Taoists bow as they take part in "Luo Tian Da Jiao" or the mass worship which was held for the first...
Hong Kong, China
Taoists bow as they take part in a mass worship in Hong Kong
Taoists bow as they take part in "Luo Tian Da Jiao" or the mass worship which was held for the first time in Hong Kong November 13, 2007. The worshippers pay homage to the 1,200 Taoist deities and pray for world peace. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY6Y
September 17, 2007
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY0W
September 17, 2007
A priest waits at a desk at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu,...
Chengdu, China
A priest waits at a desk at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu...
A priest waits at a desk at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY0R
September 17, 2007
A priest reads as he waits at a desk behind red lanterns at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A priest reads as he waits at a desk behind red lanterns at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A priest reads as he waits at a desk behind red lanterns at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty of. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA
RTR1TY0O
September 17, 2007
A priest (R) waits at a desk as a visitor walks by at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A priest waits at a desk as a visitor walks by at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A priest (R) waits at a desk as a visitor walks by at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY0H
September 17, 2007
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA
RTR1TY0G
September 17, 2007
A woman kneels to pray on a cushion at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city...
Chengdu, China
A woman kneels to pray on a cushion at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city...
A woman kneels to pray on a cushion at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, Szechuan province September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY0F
September 17, 2007
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A woman prays while incense sticks burn around her at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1TY0B
September 17, 2007
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
Chengdu, China
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western...
A woman prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Qingyanggong Taoist Temple in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu September 17, 2007. The temple is the oldest in the Chengdu area, dating back to around 620AD during the Tang Dynasty. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1SPU4
August 12, 2007
A worker paints religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei, Anhui province August 12,...
Hefei, China
A worker paints religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei
A worker paints religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei, Anhui province August 12, 2007. The 1,400-year-old historical Kaifu temple from the Tang Dynasty has been under reconstruction since 2002. A senior Chinese leader on Wednesday called on followers of different religions to strengthen dialogue and promote peaceful coexistence, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTR1SPU3
August 12, 2007
A worker sands religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei, Anhui province August 12,...
Hefei, China
A worker sands religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei
A worker sands religious statues at Kaifu temple on the outskirts of Hefei, Anhui province August 12, 2007. The 1,400-year-old historical Kaifu temple from the Tang Dynasty has been under reconstruction since 2002. A senior Chinese leader on Wednesday called on followers of different religions to strengthen dialogue and promote peaceful coexistence, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA)
TAIWAN/
RTR1Q418
May 25, 2007
A worshipper prays in front of a pile of kneeling pads at Xingtian Temple May 26, 2007. Xingtian Temple,...
Taipei, Taiwan
A worshipper prays in front of a pile of kneeling pads at Xingtian Temple in Taipei
A worshipper prays in front of a pile of kneeling pads at Xingtian Temple May 26, 2007. Xingtian Temple, which is one of the most popular attractions in Taipei, covers a total area of more than 7,000 square meters, and worships the God of Chivalry (Guan Yu). Commonly known as the Public Temple of Benefactors, it promotes the sacred teachings of Guan Yu and aims to bring peace and harmony to the people. Guan Yu is also the guardian of commerce, an official website said. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (TAIWAN)
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