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IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI4Q 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, perform rituals in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, perform rituals in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, perform rituals in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI4S 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI2R 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI2O 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI2P 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI11 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSI12 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTSCSHZ6 
November 01, 2022 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual,... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSBLCRS 
September 27, 2022 
A man walks at the Sapam shrine with piercings on his tongue as a purification ritual during the annual... 
Phuket, Thailand 
Phuket's Taoist vegetarian festival 
A man walks at the Sapam shrine with piercings on his tongue as a purification ritual during the annual vegetarian festival observed by Taoist devotees from the Thai-Chinese community in the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, in Phuket, Thailand September 28, 2022. REUTERS/Jorge Silva 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7N9C8 
August 03, 2020 
A Hindu priest is silhouetted against the sky as he performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest is silhouetted against the sky as he performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival... 
A Hindu priest is silhouetted against the sky as he performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 3, 2020. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7N9B2 
August 03, 2020 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 3, 2020. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7N9AQ 
August 03, 2020 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 3, 2020. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/TURKEY-MOSQUES
RTS36R0R 
March 20, 2020 
A worshipper performs ablution in front of the locked Fatih Mosque for the Friday prayers as Turkey suspended... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A worshipper performs ablution in front of the locked Fatih Mosque for the Friday prayers as Turkey suspended... 
A worshipper performs ablution in front of the locked Fatih Mosque for the Friday prayers as Turkey suspended mass prayers in mosques nationwide until the risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) passes in Istanbul,Turkey March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BYIF 
December 06, 2019 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6,... 
Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6, 2019. The two-day ceremony begins with purification rituals and ends with "Kanyadan" (giving away the virgin) of the girl by her father. A Newari girl gets married thrice in her life, first with Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, secondly with the sun, and lastly with her future husband. REUTERS/Monika Deupala 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BYI3 
December 06, 2019 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6,... 
Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur 
Light illuminates a Newari girl as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6, 2019. The two-day ceremony begins with purification rituals and ends with "Kanyadan" (giving away the virgin) of the girl by her father. A Newari girl gets married thrice in her life, first with Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, secondly with the sun, and lastly with her future husband. REUTERS/Monika Deupala TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BYHZ 
December 06, 2019 
Newari girls along with their guardians take part in religious rituals during the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur,... 
Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Newari girls along with their guardians take part in religious rituals during the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur... 
Newari girls along with their guardians take part in religious rituals during the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6, 2019. The two-day ceremony begins with purification rituals and ends with "Kanyadan" (giving away the virgin) of the girl by her father. A Newari girl gets married thrice in her life, first with Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, secondly with the sun, and lastly with her future husband. REUTERS/Monika Deupala 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BYHN 
December 06, 2019 
A Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, is held by a Newari girl and her father during the Ihi ceremony... 
Bhaktapur, Nepal 
A Bel is held by a Newari girl and her father during the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur 
A Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, is held by a Newari girl and her father during the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6, 2019. The two-day ceremony begins with purification rituals and ends with "Kanyadan" (giving away the virgin) of the girl by her father. A Newari girl gets married thrice in her life, first with Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, secondly with the sun, and lastly with her future husband. REUTERS/Monika Deupala 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BYHJ 
December 06, 2019 
A girl from Newar community is pictured with vermillion powder on her forehead as she takes part at the... 
Bhaktapur, Nepal 
A girl from Newar community is pictured with vermillion powder on her forehead as she takes part during... 
A girl from Newar community is pictured with vermillion powder on her forehead as she takes part at the Ihi ceremony in Bhaktapur, Nepal December 6, 2019. The two-day ceremony begins with purification rituals and ends with "Kanyadan" (giving away the virgin) of the girl by her father. A Newari girl gets married thrice in her life, first with Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree, secondly with the sun, and lastly with her future husband. REUTERS/Monika Deupala 
POPE-SYNOD-AMAZON
RTX74D8O 
September 24, 2019 
Maruja Escalante, a nun with the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Catherine of Siena order, drinks... 
WIJINT, Peru 
Maruja Escalante, a nun with the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Catherine of Siena order, drinks... 
Maruja Escalante, a nun with the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Catherine of Siena order, drinks an herbal beverage with indigenous Achuar people as part of an ancestral purification ritual in Wijint, a village in the Peruvian Amazon, Peru August 19, 2019. Picture taken August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Maria Cervantes 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKWE 
August 15, 2019 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai... 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKWA 
August 15, 2019 
A devotee holding cow dung performs religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A devotee holding cow dung performs religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers... 
A devotee holding cow dung performs religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKW9 
August 15, 2019 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai... 
Devotees perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKW7 
August 15, 2019 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while... 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKW6 
August 15, 2019 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while... 
Devotees wearing Janai or Sacred Thread perform religious ritual along the bank of Bagmati River while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS2MKW5 
August 15, 2019 
A Hindu priest performs religious ritual while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread,... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest performs religious ritual while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread,... 
A Hindu priest performs religious ritual while offering prayers during the Janai Purnima or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal August 15, 2019. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
THAILAND-KING/CORONATION
RTX6UA0P 
May 04, 2019 
A tablet displaying King Maha Vajiralongkorn undergoing a royal purification ritual is seen as a Buddhist... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok 
A tablet displaying King Maha Vajiralongkorn undergoing a royal purification ritual is seen as a Buddhist monks pray during the king's coronation in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 
INDONESIA-RELIGION/BALI
RTX6PWFU 
March 06, 2019 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the... 
Gianyar, Indonesia 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the... 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy day of Nyepi, which is a day of silence for self-reflection to celebrate the Balinese Hindu New Year, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
INDONESIA-RELIGION/BALI
RTX6PWAS 
March 06, 2019 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the... 
Gianyar, Indonesia 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the... 
A Balinese man holds a burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy day of Nyepi, which is a day of silence for self-reflection to celebrate the Balinese Hindu New Year, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo 
INDONESIA-RELIGION/BALI
RTX6PWAQ 
March 06, 2019 
A Balinese man kicks burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy... 
Gianyar, Indonesia 
A Balinese man kicks burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy... 
A Balinese man kicks burning coconut shell during Mesabetan Api, a purification ritual to enter the holy day of Nyepi, which is a day of silence for self-reflection to celebrate the Balinese Hindu new year, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS1YVF7 
August 27, 2018 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival at... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal August 26, 2018. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTS1YTG3 
August 26, 2018 
A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread,... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival at the Pashupatinath... 
A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal August 26, 2018. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8N9 
July 28, 2017 
A Hindu priest wearing sacred thread recites verse from the holy book while performing rituals during... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest wearing sacred thread recites verse from the holy book while performing rituals during... 
A Hindu priest wearing sacred thread recites verse from the holy book while performing rituals during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8MH 
July 28, 2017 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8MF 
July 28, 2017 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8MD 
July 28, 2017 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8L1 
July 28, 2017 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8L0 
July 28, 2017 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads perform a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8KY 
July 28, 2017 
A young Hindu priest wearing sacred thread performs a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A young Hindu priest wearing sacred thread performs a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the... 
A young Hindu priest wearing sacred thread performs a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX3D8K1 
July 28, 2017 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during... 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2017. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTX31BU7 
March 16, 2017 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
IRAQ-RELIGION/
RTX31BSF 
March 16, 2017 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves... 
Worshippers from the Sabea Mandean Nation, a relic of the ancient Gnostic religions, immerse themselves in the Tigris River as a purification ritual, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LP0B 
August 18, 2016 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOZI 
August 18, 2016 
A Hindu priest (R) offers a new sacred thread to a devotee during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest offers a new sacred thread to a devotee during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival... 
A Hindu priest (R) offers a new sacred thread to a devotee during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOZG 
August 18, 2016 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing during... 
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with "tika", coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOZ6 
August 18, 2016 
A Hindu priest holds a sacred thread during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest holds a sacred thread during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival at Pashupatinath... 
A Hindu priest holds a sacred thread during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOYK 
August 18, 2016 
A devotee offers prayers standing in the Bagmati River flowing through the premises of Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A devotee offers prayers standing in the Bagmati River flowing through the premises of Pashupatinath... 
A devotee offers prayers standing in the Bagmati River flowing through the premises of Pashupatinath temple during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOYD 
August 18, 2016 
A hand of a devotee holding a sacred thread is pictured as he performs rituals during the Janai Purnima... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A hand of a devotee holding a sacred thread is pictured as he performs rituals during the Janai Purnima... 
A hand of a devotee holding a sacred thread is pictured as he performs rituals during the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread) Festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOY5 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOXO 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Young Hindu priests wearing sacred threads performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOX9 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOX3 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOWT 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred... 
Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOWF 
August 18, 2016 
A Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread... 
A Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOW8 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOVX 
August 18, 2016 
A Hindu priest wearing a sacred thread performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A Hindu priest wearing a sacred thread performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread... 
A Hindu priest wearing a sacred thread performs a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX2LOVP 
August 18, 2016 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath... 
Young Hindu priests perform a ritual during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 18, 2016. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTX2JT0H 
July 05, 2016 
A woman receives a purification bath at the well of San Juan of the Money at the Sorte Mountain on the... 
CHIVACOA, Venezuela 
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions 
A woman receives a purification bath at the well of San Juan of the Money at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTX2JT0B 
July 05, 2016 
A man prepares a purification liquid with liquor, essences and flowers petals at a camp at the Sorte... 
CHIVACOA, Venezuela 
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions 
A man prepares a purification liquid with liquor, essences and flowers petals at a camp at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
INDONESIA-RELIGION/BALI
RTS9HWB 
March 06, 2016 
A Balinese Hindu collects seawater during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day of... 
Denpasar, Indonesia 
A Balinese Hindu collects seawater during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day of... 
A Balinese Hindu collects seawater during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, March 6, 2016. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, where people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel or enjoy entertainment. REUTERS/Roni Bintang 
INDONESIA-RELIGION/BALI
RTS9HWA 
March 06, 2016 
Balinese Hindu worshippers pray on the beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy... 
Denpasar, Indonesia 
Balinese Hindu worshippers pray on the beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy... 
Balinese Hindu worshippers pray on the beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, March 6, 2016. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, where people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel or enjoy entertainment. REUTERS/Roni Bintang 
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