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POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NN 
September 15, 2015 
School teacher Niurka Mola, 50, holds a doll which symbolises the African sea goddess Yemaya before a... 
Havana, Cuba 
School teacher Niurka Mola, 50, holds a doll which symbolises the African sea goddess Yemaya before a... 
School teacher Niurka Mola, 50, holds a doll which symbolises the African sea goddess Yemaya before a ceremony in her home, a house known as Cabildo, or religious house by Santeria tradition, in downtown Havana, August 7, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NL 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioner Miguel Angel, 36, sings religious songs at his home in downtown Havana, August... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioner Miguel Angel, 36, sings religious songs at his home in downtown Havana 
Santeria practitioner Miguel Angel, 36, sings religious songs at his home in downtown Havana, August 28, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NI 
September 15, 2015 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits in front of an altar and an image... 
Havana, Cuba 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits in front of an altar and an image... 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits in front of an altar and an image of Jesus Christ before a ceremony in a house known as Cabildo, or religious house by Santeria tradition, in downtown Havana, August 7, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognising the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NH 
September 15, 2015 
A Santeria practitioner dances during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance... 
Havana, Cuba 
A Santeria practitioner dances during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance... 
A Santeria practitioner dances during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NC 
September 15, 2015 
A doll with a black chicken's feather on her head is seen as part of an altar produced for a ceremony... 
Havana, Cuba 
A doll with a black chicken's feather on her head is part of an altar produced for a ceremony of the... 
A doll with a black chicken's feather on her head is seen as part of an altar produced for a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in a house in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18NA 
September 15, 2015 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero... 
Havana, Cuba 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing... 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N8 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria's sacred symbols are seen in a house during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria's sacred symbols are seen in a house during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Santeria's sacred symbols are seen in a house during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N7 
September 15, 2015 
Gilian Caballero, 8, holds a pigeon for sale used for Santeria rituals in downtown Havana, August 4,... 
Havana, Cuba 
Gilian Caballero, 8, holds a pigeon for sale used during Santeria rituals in downtown Havana 
Gilian Caballero, 8, holds a pigeon for sale used for Santeria rituals in downtown Havana, August 4, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N5 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioner Humberto Cuevas (C) undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioner Humberto Cuevas, undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony... 
Santeria practitioner Humberto Cuevas (C) undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognising the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N3 
September 15, 2015 
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria sits at her doorstep in... 
Havana, Cuba 
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria sits at her doorstep in... 
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria sits at her doorstep in downtown Havana, August 28, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N2 
September 15, 2015 
Police officers check a recently robbed shop of Santeria articles in downtown Havana, August 21, 2015.... 
Havana, Cuba 
Police officers check a recently robbed shop of Santeria articles in downtown Havana 
Police officers check a recently robbed shop of Santeria articles in downtown Havana, August 21, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18N0 
September 15, 2015 
A Santeria practioner rests after a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance... 
Havana, Cuba 
A Santeria practitioner rests after a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance... 
A Santeria practioner rests after a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MY 
September 15, 2015 
A cactus, believed by Santeria followers to give protection for the house, hangs on the door of a house... 
Havana, Cuba 
A cactus, believed by Santeria followers to give protection for the house, hangs on the door of a house... 
A cactus, believed by Santeria followers to give protection for the house, hangs on the door of a house in downtown Havana, August 28, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MX 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioner Lyan Hernandez, 36, (C) undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioner Lyan Hernandez, 36, undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during... 
Santeria practitioner Lyan Hernandez, 36, (C) undergoes a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MW 
September 15, 2015 
Denis Millares, 7, (C) sleeps as people dance during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to... 
Havana, Cuba 
Denis Millares, 7, sleeps as people dance during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract... 
Denis Millares, 7, (C) sleeps as people dance during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MV 
September 15, 2015 
People talk during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero... 
Havana, Cuba 
People talk during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero... 
People talk during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MT 
September 15, 2015 
A girl dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria stands at her doorstep in... 
Havana, Cuba 
A girl dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria stands at her doorstep in... 
A girl dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria stands at her doorstep in downtown Havana, September 8, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MS 
September 15, 2015 
Dancers Leannis Ortega, 20, (C), and Nairobis Placers, 20, (L), take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal,... 
Havana, Cuba 
Dancers take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing... 
Dancers Leannis Ortega, 20, (C), and Nairobis Placers, 20, (L), take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MQ 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria believers get some fresh air on a balcony during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria believers get some fresh air on a balcony during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Santeria believers get some fresh air on a balcony during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MN 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioners undergo a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony to attract... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioners undergo a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony to attract... 
Santeria practitioners undergo a brief fit of spirit-induced convulsions during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MJ 
September 15, 2015 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, (C), who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends in celebration... 
Havana, Cuba 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends in celebration... 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, (C), who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MI 
September 15, 2015 
Coffeeshop worker Yudi Linares, 37, takes a selfie during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured),... 
Havana, Cuba 
Coffeeshop worker Yudi Linares, 37, takes a selfie during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured),... 
Coffeeshop worker Yudi Linares, 37, takes a selfie during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MG 
September 15, 2015 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, (C), who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends and his... 
Havana, Cuba 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends and his mother... 
Yensy Villarreal, 9, (C), who lives in Miami, dances in the backyard of his home with friends and his mother (R) in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognising the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MF 
September 15, 2015 
People dance during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero... 
Havana, Cuba 
People dance during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing... 
People dance during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MD 
September 15, 2015 
A woman reacts during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a... 
Havana, Cuba 
A woman reacts during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing... 
A woman reacts during the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18MA 
September 15, 2015 
Public park caretaker Idalberto Diaz, 55, rests in a bed beside his 6-month-old granddaughter Lia, before... 
Havana, Cuba 
Public park caretaker Idalberto Diaz, 55, rests in a bed beside his 6-month-old granddaughter Lia, before... 
Public park caretaker Idalberto Diaz, 55, rests in a bed beside his 6-month-old granddaughter Lia, before a ceremony in a house known as Cabildo, or religious house by Santeria tradition, in downtown Havana, August 7, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18M8 
September 15, 2015 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero... 
Havana, Cuba 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing... 
People take part in the party of Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18M3 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioner Adriana Millarez, 26, gets some fresh air during a ceremony to attract spirits... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioner Adriana Millarez, 26, gets some fresh air during a ceremony to attract spirits... 
Santeria practitioner Adriana Millarez, 26, gets some fresh air during a ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18M2 
September 15, 2015 
Santeria practitioner Yuris Landis, a 27-year-old nurse, smokes a cigar during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban... 
Havana, Cuba 
Santeria practitioner Yuris Landis, a 27-year-old nurse, smokes a cigar during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban... 
Santeria practitioner Yuris Landis, a 27-year-old nurse, smokes a cigar during a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18M1 
September 15, 2015 
People prepare to take part into a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of... 
Havana, Cuba 
People prepare to take part into a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of... 
People prepare to take part into a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18LZ 
September 15, 2015 
Offerings for spirits are seen in a house during a Santeria ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Havana, Cuba 
Offerings for spirits are seen in a house during a Santeria ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Offerings for spirits are seen in a house during a Santeria ceremony to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18LM 
September 15, 2015 
Jaimee Vilarino, 3, (L), plays with a mobile phone during a party for Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured),... 
Havana, Cuba 
Jaimee Vilarino, 3, plays with a mobile phone during a party for Yensy Villarreal, 9, in celebration... 
Jaimee Vilarino, 3, (L), plays with a mobile phone during a party for Yensy Villarreal, 9, (not pictured), in celebration for becoming a Santero after passing a year-long rite of passage in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, Havana, July 5, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. Picture taken on July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
RTS18LK 
September 15, 2015 
An altar produced for a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
Havana, Cuba 
An altar produced for a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors... 
An altar produced for a ceremony of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria to attract spirits of dead ancestors to ask for guidance is seen in a house in downtown Havana, August 18, 2015. Santeria adherents can only hope the upcoming visit from Pope Francis will somehow nudge the Church toward recognizing the millions of Cubans who identify with both religious traditions. August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
Society
Society 
Santeria Rituals in Cuba - 21 Dec 2012 
16 PICTURES 
CUBA/
RTR3BSHW 
December 20, 2012 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra performs a Santeria ritual on a beach in Havana, October... 
Havana, Cuba 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra performs a Santeria ritual on a beach in Havana 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra performs a Santeria ritual on a beach in Havana, October 17, 2012. Mayra is a practitioner of Santeria, a fusion of religions of West African origin and Roman Catholic Christianity. It was not allowed after the 1959 revolution but was eventually tolerated and thrives even up to today. Apart from being widely popular in Cuba, Santeria has also spread to the United States and other nearby countries. Picture taken October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
CUBA/
RTR3BSBY 
December 20, 2012 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra (R) enters a trance with help from her husband as... 
Havana, Cuba 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra performs a Santeria ritual in her home in Havana 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra (R) enters a trance with help from her husband as she performs a Santeria ritual in her home in Havana, October 9, 2012. Mayra is a practitioner of Santeria, a fusion of religions of West African origin and Roman Catholic Christianity. It was not allowed after the 1959 revolution but was eventually tolerated and thrives even up to today. Apart from being widely popular in Cuba, Santeria has also spread to the United States and other nearby countries. Picture taken October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
CUBA-SANTERIA/
RTR1PF5R 
May 07, 2007 
A babalawo, a high priest in Cuba's Afro-Cuban Santeria religion, attends to a client in Havana May 4,... 
Havana, Cuba 
To match feature CUBA-SANTERIA/ 
A babalawo, a high priest in Cuba's Afro-Cuban Santeria religion, attends to a client in Havana May 4, 2007. Santeria is a lucrative business for some, bringing in foreign currency that makes the difference between a frugal lifestyle or relative wealth in communist-run Cuba. Picture taken May 4, 2007. To match feature CUBA-SANTERIA/ REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
Religion
Religion 
Santeria Ceremonies in Cuba - 03 Jan 2007 
14 PICTURES 
CUBA/
RTR1KUU7 
January 03, 2007 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, sprays rum on the neck of a fellow babalawo... 
Havana, Cuba 
High priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion sprays rum on the neck of a fellow high priest during a... 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, sprays rum on the neck of a fellow babalawo during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUU2 
January 03, 2007 
Babalawos, or high priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, smoke during a Santeria ceremony in Havana... 
Havana, Cuba 
High priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion smoke during a Santeria ceremony in Havana 
Babalawos, or high priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, smoke during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUTW 
January 03, 2007 
A live chicken lies in front of a plate with pieces of coconut as an offering to the dead during a Santeria... 
Havana, Cuba 
A live chicken lies in front of a plate with pieces of coconut as an offering to the dead during a Santeria... 
A live chicken lies in front of a plate with pieces of coconut as an offering to the dead during a Santeria ceremony in accordance with the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUTQ 
January 03, 2007 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, sprinkles chicken blood on a plate with... 
Havana, Cuba 
A high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion sprinkles chicken blood on a plate with pieces of coconut... 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, sprinkles chicken blood on a plate with pieces of coconut as an offering to the dead during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUTO 
January 03, 2007 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, arranges pieces of coconut on the floor... 
Havana, Cuba 
High priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion arranges pieces of coconut on the floor as a "client" holds... 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, arranges pieces of coconut on the floor as a "client" holds a live chicken as an offering to the dead during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUTJ 
January 03, 2007 
Babalawos, or high priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, pour rum over the hands of a high priestess... 
Havana, Cuba 
High priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion pour rum over the hands of a high priestess during a Santeria... 
Babalawos, or high priests of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, pour rum over the hands of a high priestess during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/
RTR1KUTC 
January 03, 2007 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, holds a live chicken in front of a plate... 
Havana, Cuba 
High priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion holds a live chicken in front of a plate with pieces of... 
A babalawo, or high priest of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion, holds a live chicken in front of a plate with pieces of coconut as an offering to the dead during a Santeria ceremony in Havana January 2, 2007. Picture taken January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
RTR1KU39 
January 02, 2007 
A Cuban woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listens as the "Letter... 
Havana, Cuba 
A Cuban woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listens as the "Letter... 
A Cuban woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listens as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana, January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
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January 02, 2007 
Dolls are placed underneath a mirror in accordance of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria while followers... 
Havana, Cuba 
Dolls are placed underneath a mirror in accordance of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria while followers... 
Dolls are placed underneath a mirror in accordance of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria while followers listen as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
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January 02, 2007 
A woman reads the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, hung up on a wall outside a house... 
Havana, Cuba 
A woman reads the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, hung up on a wall outside a house... 
A woman reads the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, hung up on a wall outside a house in Havana, January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
RTR1KU2U 
January 02, 2007 
A man stands near an altar with glasses of water and herbs as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for... 
Havana, Cuba 
A man stands near an altar with glasses of water and herbs as the "Letter of the Year," is read in Havana... 
A man stands near an altar with glasses of water and herbs as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
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January 02, 2007 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the... 
Havana, Cuba 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," is read in Havana 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
RTR1KU2S 
January 02, 2007 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the... 
Havana, Cuba 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," is read in Havana 
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria listen as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
CUBA/SANTERIA
RTR1KU2R 
January 02, 2007 
A doll dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria is reflected in a mirror... 
Havana, Cuba 
A man listens to the "Letter of the Year" in Havana 
A doll dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria is reflected in a mirror as a man listens as the "Letter of the Year," predictions for the year 2007, is read in Havana January 2, 2007. High priests of Cuba's dominant Afro-Cuban religion declined to speculate on the health of the nation's ailing leader Fidel Castro in their annual prognostications on Tuesday, but they predicted economic reforms improving deficient food supplies in 2007 and urged more oil exploration. REUTERS/Claudia Daut (CUBA) 
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August 03, 2006 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Miami, USA 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop in Miami, Florida August 2, 2006. Osorio said blood and feathers of the birds are used in ceremonies by people who wished for the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES) 
US
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August 03, 2006 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Miami, USA 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop in Miami, Florida August 2, 2006. Osorio said blood and feathers of the birds are used in ceremonies by people who wished for the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES) 
US
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August 03, 2006 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Miami, USA 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop... 
Shop owner Oscar Osorio holds a white dove which he sells for Santaria ceremonies at $15 at his shop in Miami, Florida August 2, 2006. Osorio said blood and feathers of the birds are used in ceremonies by people who wished for the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES) 
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