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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
RTR1KU2T
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)
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)
US
RTR1G1IR
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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