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SWISS-AUSTRIA/
RTX7WB2C
September 18, 2020
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard...
Kehrsatz, Switzerland
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meet in Kehrsatz
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard of the Swiss Army during an official welcome ceremony at the Lohn Estate in Kehrsatz near Bern, Switzerland, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
SWISS-AUSTRIA/
RTX7WB20
September 18, 2020
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard...
Kehrsatz, Switzerland
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meet in Kehrsatz
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard of the Swiss Army during an official welcome ceremony at the Lohn Estate in Kehrsatz near Bern, Switzerland, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
SWISS-AUSTRIA/
RTX7WB15
September 18, 2020
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard...
Kehrsatz, Switzerland
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meet in Kehrsatz
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz walk past an honour guard of the Swiss Army during an official welcome ceremony at the Lohn Estate in Kehrsatz near Bern, Switzerland, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W38S
September 17, 2020
Hindu devotees gather to take a dip and perform prayers on the banks of the river Ganges to honour the...
PRAYAGRAJ, India
Hindu devotees gather to take a dip and perform prayers on the banks of the river Ganges on the auspicious...
Hindu devotees gather to take a dip and perform prayers on the banks of the river Ganges to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Prayagraj, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
HAITI-WEDDINGS/
RTX7W36Y
September 17, 2020
Boys of honour Victor Rulx Guilbert, 25, Lucien Hasting, 27, Jean Louis Fabrice Guerlens, 25, and Edouard...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
The Wider Image: Haiti's brides beat hurricanes, power cuts and protests to wed in style
Boys of honour Victor Rulx Guilbert, 25, Lucien Hasting, 27, Jean Louis Fabrice Guerlens, 25, and Edouard Wonder, 27, at the wedding of Stanley and Daphne Joseph, wear matching suits as part of Haitian martial tradition, as they wait for the ceremony to commence, at a church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITIAN WEDDINGS BAERISWYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W318
September 17, 2020
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the...
Kolkata, India
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed...
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W317
September 17, 2020
Devotees wear protective face masks as they gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks...
Howrah, India
Devotees wear protective face masks as they gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river...
Devotees wear protective face masks as they gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W316
September 17, 2020
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of...
Howrah, India
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to...
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W315
September 17, 2020
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the...
Howrah, India
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed...
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W314
September 17, 2020
Devotees perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of...
Kolkata, India
Devotees perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors...
Devotees perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W313
September 17, 2020
Devotees receive free protective face masks as they arrive to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on...
Howrah, India
Devotees receive free protective face masks as they arrive to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges...
Devotees receive free protective face masks as they arrive to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W30R
September 17, 2020
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the...
Howrah, India
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed...
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W30Q
September 17, 2020
A woman wearing a protective face mask prays on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of...
Howrah, India
A woman wearing a protective face mask prays on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of...
A woman wearing a protective face mask prays on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of her departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W30P
September 17, 2020
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of...
Howrah, India
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to...
Devotees wearing protective face masks gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W30S
September 17, 2020
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the...
Howrah, India
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed...
Devotees gather to perform Tarpana, a religious ritual, on the banks of the Ganges river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W2QT
September 17, 2020
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Mumbai, India
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W2QQ
September 17, 2020
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Mumbai, India
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W2BK
September 17, 2020
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Mumbai, India
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W2A9
September 17, 2020
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Mumbai, India
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX7W29D
September 17, 2020
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Mumbai, India
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/INDIA-CASES
RTX7W24N
September 17, 2020
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Mumbai, India
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya,...
Devotees perform rituals to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/INDIA-CASES
RTX7W24A
September 17, 2020
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Mumbai, India
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious...
Devotees pray as they take a dip in a lake to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNG6
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNFW
September 15, 2020
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reviews the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace,...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reviews the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNE8
September 15, 2020
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reviews the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace,...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reviews the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNBQ
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNBI
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNBH
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VNAP
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VN95
September 15, 2020
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy review the honour guard, in the inner yard of Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VN2X
September 15, 2020
Honour guards wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Honour guards wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VN2T
September 15, 2020
Honour guards wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Honour guards wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
AUSTRIA-UKRAINE/
RTX7VN2N
September 15, 2020
Guard of honour wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Van der Bellen meets Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, in Vienna
Guard of honour wearing face masks are seen ahead of a meeting of Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Vienna, Austria September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0Z
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, sweeps stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist monastery Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, sweeps stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist monastery Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0W
September 10, 2020
Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace and Jiuyang Pagoda stand in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace and Jiuyang Pagoda stand in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. The monastery complex, where a small community of priests lives, sleeps, eats and worships, is spread across a rocky hill. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0V
September 10, 2020
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, pushes a shopping cart next to priest Cao Shijing,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, pushes a shopping cart next to priest Cao Shijing, 45, outside a supermarket after buying groceries to take to the Jiuyang Palace, a Taoist monastery, in Yangli county, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shiquan converted to Taoism in 2015. "I have never been the Type A student, nor the type who acquired a high academic degree. I don't have any specialty or a clever mind. But by following my master Liang, I can feel myself improving, in studying knowledge and socializing with people," Shiquan said. "It's enough for us as long as we run our Taoist rites well, complete things we are obliged to do. I don't know how to say pretty words, but only know one simple thing, which is to always give a hand to those who are in need." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0S
September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, carries a gas container as priest Huang Xingzhen films him for his...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, carries a gas container as priest Huang Xingzhen films him for his Douyin, or Tiktok channel at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0R
September 10, 2020
In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China's Shandong province lies a collection of 558 memorial...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China's Shandong province lies a collection of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophy-turned-religion that has tens of millions of followers in China and is one of the country's five officially sanctioned religions. Taoists use memorial tablets to give souls a place to rest after death, Liang said. The monastery complex, where a small community of priests lives, sleeps, eats and worships, is spread across a rocky hill. As of September 8, there have been 85,146 confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China and 4,634 people have died. Globally, at least 897,000 people have died from COVID-19 and over 27 million have been infected. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0Q
September 10, 2020
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, carries a basket with food as he climbs up the stairs leading to Taoist temple...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, carries a basket with food as he climbs up the stairs leading to Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shishen is a priest studying his second year at a Taoist college at Wudang Mountain in Hubei province. He is an apprentice of Priest Liang Xingyang. Shishen came to the Jiuyang palace during his summer vacation and to help out in the monastery. "Different person turns to Taoism due to different reasons. Some are hoping to cut off the tie with the real world to experience themselves, some for their interests in Taoism," Shishen said. "I was drawn to it, in hoping to seek answers about life and death. My family member's passing away has stricken me hard. Since then, I wanted to know more about the life and death, and religion is my way leading to that." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0P
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, holds scripture books and offerings in preparation for a memorial ceremony on...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, holds scripture books and offerings in preparation for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0O
September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, looks at an instruction of pesticide that priest...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, looks at an instruction of pesticide that priest Deng Shiquan (R2), 28, a former restaurant worker, bought in Yangli county as Priest Xia Shiran (L), 25, stands by, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0N
September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, takes over an empty gas container from an apprentice as he attempts...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, takes over an empty gas container from an apprentice as he attempts to carry it downhill, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0M
September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, pays tribute to Taoist gods before moving tablets on the day of Hungry...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, pays tribute to Taoist gods before moving tablets on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UJ0L
September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, arranges memorial tablets at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, arranges memorial tablets at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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September 10, 2020
A priest live-streams with the phone of Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, who is moving memorial tablets,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
A priest live-streams with the phone of Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, who is moving memorial tablets, on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants and dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants and dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests chant while they burn offerings at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests chant while they burn offerings at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests place memorial tablets on stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests place memorial tablets on stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
A woman from Beijing kneels before priest Liang Xingyang, 41, at her conversion ceremony at Taoist temple...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
A woman from Beijing kneels before priest Liang Xingyang, 41, at her conversion ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants during a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants during a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests chant at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests chant at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
The widow of Liu, 42, attends a memorial ceremony to see her late husband's tablet on the day of Hungry...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
The widow of Liu, 42, attends a memorial ceremony to see her late husband's tablet on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Wang Shixiu, priest Liang Xingyang, and priest Cao Shijing, 45, play with Priest Cao's dog at...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Wang Shixiu, priest Liang Xingyang, and priest Cao Shijing, 45, play with Priest Cao's dog at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Shijing was converted to Taosim by priest Liang Xingyang in 2014 but has been living in the city as a disciple. After her daughter began her new life in the university in Beijing, she decided to move with her dog to the monastery, to become a real Taoist priest. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Liang Xingyang washes his hair at a makeshift bathroom at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Liang Xingyang washes his hair at a makeshift bathroom at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 7, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests use their phones as they rest after a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests use their phones as they rest after a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Huang Xingzhen, 30, cleans up used incense sticks from an incense burner at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Huang Xingzhen, 30, cleans up used incense sticks from an incense burner at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, prepares for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, prepares for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, puts on a jumper, a souvenir from Jiuyang Palace Taoist temple, before he leaves...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, puts on a jumper, a souvenir from Jiuyang Palace Taoist temple, before he leaves for a Taoist school, at Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. Shishen is a priest studying his second year at a Taoist college at Wudang Mountain in Hubei province. He is an apprentice of Priest Liang Xingyang. Shishen came to the Jiuyang palace during his summer vacation and to help out in the monastery. "Different person turns to Taoism due to different reasons. Some are hoping to cut off the tie with the real world to experience themselves, some for their interests in Taoism," Shishen said. "I was drawn to it, in hoping to seek answers about life and death. My family member's passing away has stricken me hard. Since then, I wanted to know more about the life and death, and religion is my way leading to that." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, plays dulcimer during at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, plays dulcimer during at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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