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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA8
March 31, 2020
Poultry that are meant to be used in a sacrifice ritual of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria are kept...
Havana, Cuba
Poultry that are meant to be used in a sacrifice ritual of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria are kept...
Poultry that are meant to be used in a sacrifice ritual of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria are kept in a cage before a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA6
March 31, 2020
Yaniel Zamora, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, holds a dove meant to be used as sacrifice...
Havana, Cuba
Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria holds a dove during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread...
Yaniel Zamora, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, holds a dove meant to be used as sacrifice during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA5
March 31, 2020
Emilia Montoya, 79, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, poses for a photo before a ceremony...
Havana, Cuba
Montoya poses for a photo before a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease...
Emilia Montoya, 79, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, poses for a photo before a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA4
March 31, 2020
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits during a ceremony amid concerns about...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits amid concerns about the spread of...
Followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria pray for the spirits during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA2
March 31, 2020
Emilia Montoya, 79, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, sits before a ceremony amid concerns...
Havana, Cuba
Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria sits before a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of...
Emilia Montoya, 79, a follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, sits before a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37PA0
March 31, 2020
Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria Henry Rodriguez spits rum over Emilia Montoya during a ceremony...
Havana, Cuba
Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria spits rum during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread...
Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria Henry Rodriguez spits rum over Emilia Montoya during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37P9Z
March 31, 2020
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria holds a dove meant to be used as sacrifice during a ceremony...
Havana, Cuba
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria holds a dove during a ceremony amid concerns about the...
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria holds a dove meant to be used as sacrifice during a ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CUBA-SANTERIA
RTS37P9Y
March 31, 2020
Jose Zamora, 8, has a dove rubbed over his body during the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria ceremony amid...
Havana, Cuba
Jose Zamora, 8, has a dove rubbed over his body during the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria ceremony amid...
Jose Zamora, 8, has a dove rubbed over his body during the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria ceremony amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2020. Picture taken on March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS2PMXD
September 08, 2019
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria takes a pause during the...
Havana, Cuba
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria takes a pause during the...
A woman dressed in white in accordance with the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria takes a pause during the procession to honor the Virgin of Regla, the country's patron saint, in Havana, Cuba September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Medina TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS2PMW1
September 08, 2019
REFILE - CORRECTING THE IDENTITY OF THE VIRGIN HONORED Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion,...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion, one of them holding a doll, which symbolizes the African...
REFILE - CORRECTING THE IDENTITY OF THE VIRGIN HONORED Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion, one of them holding a doll, which symbolizes the African sea goddess Yemaya, during the procession to honor the Virgin of Regla, the country's patron saint, in Havana, Cuba September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Medina
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS2PMVV
September 08, 2019
REFILE - CORRECTING THE IDENTITY OF THE VIRGIN HONORED A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion...
Havana, Cuba
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion holds a doll, which symbolizes the African sea goddess...
REFILE - CORRECTING THE IDENTITY OF THE VIRGIN HONORED A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion holds a doll, which symbolizes the African sea goddess Yemaya, during the procession to honor the Virgin of Regla, the country's patron saint, in Havana, Cuba September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Medina
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP8I
May 10, 2018
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana,...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana...
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP8H
May 10, 2018
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion kill a goat during a ritual at the seafront in Havana,...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion kill a goat during a ritual at the seafront in Havana
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion kill a goat during a ritual at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP8D
May 10, 2018
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of...
Havana, Cuba
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of...
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP8C
May 10, 2018
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare a goat to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana,...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare a goat to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana...
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare a goat to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP8A
May 10, 2018
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana,...
Havana, Cuba
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana...
Followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion prepare birds to be sacrificed at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP89
May 10, 2018
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion stands over a puddle of seawater mixed with blood after...
Havana, Cuba
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion stands over a puddle of seawater mixed with blood after...
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion stands over a puddle of seawater mixed with blood after killing animals during a ritual at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP88
May 10, 2018
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of...
Havana, Cuba
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of...
Remains of animals and a puddle of seawater mixed with blood are seen after a ritual by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP87
May 10, 2018
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion cleans his knife after killing animals during a ritual...
Havana, Cuba
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion cleans his knife after killing animals during a ritual...
A follower of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion cleans his knife after killing animals during a ritual at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP70
May 10, 2018
A tourist takes photos of a goat due to be sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion...
Havana, Cuba
A tourist takes photos of a goat due to be sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion...
A tourist takes photos of a goat due to be sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP6Y
May 10, 2018
People watch animals being sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion at the seafront...
Havana, Cuba
People watch animals being sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion at the seafront...
People watch animals being sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion at the seafront in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS1QP6C
May 10, 2018
A goat lies on the seafront before being sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion...
Havana, Cuba
A goat lies on the seafront before being sacrificed by followers of Afro-Cuban Santeria religion in Havana...
A goat lies on the seafront before being sacrificed by followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion in Havana, Cuba, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
CUBA/
RTS1PKVR
May 02, 2018
A bottle with a cross inside it, left by Santeria followers, is seen in the mountains near Santo Domingo,...
Santo Domingo, Cuba
A bottle with a cross inside it, left by Santeria followers, is seen in the mountains near Santo Domingo,...
A bottle with a cross inside it, left by Santeria followers, is seen in the mountains near Santo Domingo, Cuba, March 31, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTX2JT0L
July 05, 2016
A man walks on his knees as he arrives at the Maria Lionza shrine in the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A man walks on his knees as he arrives at the Maria Lionza shrine in 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/
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/
RTX2JT0G
July 05, 2016
The remains of a statue of Pedro Camejo, Venezuelan independence hero known as "Negro Primero", are seen...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
The remains of a statue of Pedro Camejo, Venezuelan independence hero known as "Negro Primero", are seen at the Maria Lionza shrine in 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.
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTX2JT0A
July 05, 2016
People pray, smoke cigars and light up candles at the Maria Lionza shrine at the Sorte Mountain on the...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People pray, smoke cigars and light up candles at the Maria Lionza shrine 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/
RTX2JT07
July 05, 2016
People take part on a "Dance on Glass" ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People take part on a "Dance on Glass" ritual 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/
RTX2JSZT
July 05, 2016
A couple lies on the floor during a love and fertility ritual at a camp in the Sorte Mountain on the...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A couple lies on the floor during a love and fertility ritual at a camp in 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.
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RTX2JSZC
July 05, 2016
People take part in rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy,...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People take part in rituals 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/
RTX2JSZA
July 05, 2016
People cross a river at a hamlet in the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People cross a river at a hamlet in 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/
RTX2JSZ8
July 05, 2016
People smoke cigars next to Venezuelan National Guards at the Maria Lionza shrine on the Sorte Mountain...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People smoke cigars next to Venezuelan National Guards at the Maria Lionza shrine on 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/
RTX2JSZ1
July 05, 2016
A woman lights a cigar at a camp at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A woman lights a cigar at a camp at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTX2JSYX
July 05, 2016
A man removes bones from the head of a goat during a Santeria ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela November...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A man removes bones from the head of a goat during a Santeria ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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RTX2JSYW
July 05, 2016
Altars are seen on the way to the Maria Lionza shrine at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa,...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
Altars are seen on the way to the Maria Lionza shrine 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/
RTX2JSYN
July 05, 2016
The remains of a dead chicken, liquor, and other items used in Santeria rituals are seen in a corner...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
The remains of a dead chicken, liquor, and other items used in Santeria rituals are seen in a corner at a house in Caracas, Venezuela November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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RTX2JSYL
July 05, 2016
A man lies on the floor during a ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A man lies on the floor during a ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX2JSY4
July 05, 2016
People take part in rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy,...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People take part in rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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July 05, 2016
People take part in rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy,...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People take part in rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 05, 2016
People take part in the celebration of the Day of the Dead in a Paleros religious ceremony in Los Teques,...
Los Teques, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
People take part in the celebration of the Day of the Dead in a Paleros religious ceremony in Los Teques, in the state of Miranda, Venezuela November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2JSXX
July 05, 2016
A man smokes a cigar during rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A man smokes a cigar during rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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RTX2JSXV
July 05, 2016
A man (R) shakes during rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy,...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A man (R) shakes during rituals at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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July 05, 2016
Men walk on embers during a ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
Men walk on embers during a ritual 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.
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July 05, 2016
A girl walks with flowers on her way to the Maria Lionza shrine at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
A girl walks with flowers on her way to the Maria Lionza shrine 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.
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July 05, 2016
One long night every year in a mountainous rainforest in Venezuela, hundreds gather to dance on red-hot...
CHIVACOA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Spirituality, a mountain goddess and African traditions
One long night every year in a mountainous rainforest in Venezuela, hundreds gather to dance on red-hot embers, enter trance-like states, and worship an ancient goddess known as Maria Lionza. Those who travel to the mountain known as Sorte in central Venezuela are practitioners of a cult that is built on local indigenous traditions. Followers say its rituals heal pain and can even cure disease. Legend holds that Maria Lionza, the daughter of an indigenous chief and a European colonizer, battled a massive anaconda until the serpent exploded - causing torrential rains that are typical of the jungle surrounding the Sorte mountain. Spiritual rituals that combine Roman Catholic teachings with African and indigenous legends are routinely practiced side-by-side with Christianity, primarily by Venezuela's working class. Santeria, a religion native to the Caribbean that combines the Yoruba traditions of West African slaves with Catholic teachings of Spanish colonizers, is also popular among those seeking spiritual guidance outside the Catholic church. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 03, 2016
The remains of dead chicken are seen in recipients during a Santeria religion ritual in Caracas, Venezuela...
Caracas, Venezuela
The remains of dead chicken are seen in recipients during a Santeria religion ritual in Caracas
The remains of dead chicken are seen in recipients during a Santeria religion ritual in Caracas, Venezuela November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello
CUBA-DAILYLIFE/
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March 19, 2016
A statue of Saint Lazarus, who represents the deity Babalu-Aye in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, is...
Havana, Cuba
A statue of Saint Lazarus, who represents the deity Babalu-Aye in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, is...
A statue of Saint Lazarus, who represents the deity Babalu-Aye in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria, is seen inside a house in Havana, March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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RTSAYXC
March 17, 2016
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria waits for transportation in Havana, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei...
Havana, Cuba
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria waits for transportation in Havana
A follower of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria waits for transportation in Havana, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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POPE-CUBA/SANTERIA
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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
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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
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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
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