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Taoist priest honors China’s coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
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RTX7UJ0Z
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, sweeps stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist monastery Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, sweeps stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist monastery Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0W
September 10, 2020
Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace and Jiuyang Pagoda stand in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace and Jiuyang Pagoda stand in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. The monastery complex, where a small community of priests lives, sleeps, eats and worships, is spread across a rocky hill. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0V
September 10, 2020
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, pushes a shopping cart next to priest Cao Shijing,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, pushes a shopping cart next to priest Cao Shijing, 45, outside a supermarket after buying groceries to take to the Jiuyang Palace, a Taoist monastery, in Yangli county, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shiquan converted to Taoism in 2015. "I have never been the Type A student, nor the type who acquired a high academic degree. I don't have any specialty or a clever mind. But by following my master Liang, I can feel myself improving, in studying knowledge and socializing with people," Shiquan said. "It's enough for us as long as we run our Taoist rites well, complete things we are obliged to do. I don't know how to say pretty words, but only know one simple thing, which is to always give a hand to those who are in need." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0S
September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, carries a gas container as priest Huang Xingzhen films him for his...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, carries a gas container as priest Huang Xingzhen films him for his Douyin, or Tiktok channel at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0R
September 10, 2020
In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China's Shandong province lies a collection of 558 memorial...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China's Shandong province lies a collection of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophy-turned-religion that has tens of millions of followers in China and is one of the country's five officially sanctioned religions. Taoists use memorial tablets to give souls a place to rest after death, Liang said. The monastery complex, where a small community of priests lives, sleeps, eats and worships, is spread across a rocky hill. As of September 8, there have been 85,146 confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China and 4,634 people have died. Globally, at least 897,000 people have died from COVID-19 and over 27 million have been infected. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX7UJ0Q
September 10, 2020
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, carries a basket with food as he climbs up the stairs leading to Taoist temple...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, carries a basket with food as he climbs up the stairs leading to Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shishen is a priest studying his second year at a Taoist college at Wudang Mountain in Hubei province. He is an apprentice of Priest Liang Xingyang. Shishen came to the Jiuyang palace during his summer vacation and to help out in the monastery. "Different person turns to Taoism due to different reasons. Some are hoping to cut off the tie with the real world to experience themselves, some for their interests in Taoism," Shishen said. "I was drawn to it, in hoping to seek answers about life and death. My family member's passing away has stricken me hard. Since then, I wanted to know more about the life and death, and religion is my way leading to that." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0P
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, holds scripture books and offerings in preparation for a memorial ceremony on...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, holds scripture books and offerings in preparation for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0O
September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, looks at an instruction of pesticide that priest...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, looks at an instruction of pesticide that priest Deng Shiquan (R2), 28, a former restaurant worker, bought in Yangli county as Priest Xia Shiran (L), 25, stands by, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, takes over an empty gas container from an apprentice as he attempts...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, takes over an empty gas container from an apprentice as he attempts to carry it downhill, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0M
September 10, 2020
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, pays tribute to Taoist gods before moving tablets on the day of Hungry...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, pays tribute to Taoist gods before moving tablets on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX7UJ0L
September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, arranges memorial tablets at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, arranges memorial tablets at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX7UJ0F
September 10, 2020
A priest live-streams with the phone of Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, who is moving memorial tablets,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
A priest live-streams with the phone of Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, who is moving memorial tablets, on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0C
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants and dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants and dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0E
September 10, 2020
Priests chant while they burn offerings at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests chant while they burn offerings at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests place memorial tablets on stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests place memorial tablets on stairs on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ0B
September 10, 2020
A woman from Beijing kneels before priest Liang Xingyang, 41, at her conversion ceremony at Taoist temple...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
A woman from Beijing kneels before priest Liang Xingyang, 41, at her conversion ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants during a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, chants during a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ09
September 10, 2020
Priests chant at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests chant at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ08
September 10, 2020
The widow of Liu, 42, attends a memorial ceremony to see her late husband's tablet on the day of Hungry...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
The widow of Liu, 42, attends a memorial ceremony to see her late husband's tablet on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ05
September 10, 2020
Priest Wang Shixiu, priest Liang Xingyang, and priest Cao Shijing, 45, play with Priest Cao's dog at...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Wang Shixiu, priest Liang Xingyang, and priest Cao Shijing, 45, play with Priest Cao's dog at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. Shijing was converted to Taosim by priest Liang Xingyang in 2014 but has been living in the city as a disciple. After her daughter began her new life in the university in Beijing, she decided to move with her dog to the monastery, to become a real Taoist priest. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ04
September 10, 2020
Priest Liang Xingyang washes his hair at a makeshift bathroom at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Liang Xingyang washes his hair at a makeshift bathroom at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China September 7, 2020. Liang, who has a following of three million people on China's Twitter-like Weibo, does get help from young people who have joined him over the years. "The hardest thing is to keep going," Liang said. "We maintain them (the tablets) every day. Then we wait to see if, once this disaster has finished, will people still remember them? It is this which is the biggest hurdle." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priests use their phones as they rest after a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priests use their phones as they rest after a memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ02
September 10, 2020
Priest Huang Xingzhen, 30, cleans up used incense sticks from an incense burner at Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Huang Xingzhen, 30, cleans up used incense sticks from an incense burner at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ01
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, prepares for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, prepares for a memorial ceremony on the day of Hungry Ghost Festival, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UJ00
September 10, 2020
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, puts on a jumper, a souvenir from Jiuyang Palace Taoist temple, before he leaves...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Shang Shishen, 27, puts on a jumper, a souvenir from Jiuyang Palace Taoist temple, before he leaves for a Taoist school, at Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. Shishen is a priest studying his second year at a Taoist college at Wudang Mountain in Hubei province. He is an apprentice of Priest Liang Xingyang. Shishen came to the Jiuyang palace during his summer vacation and to help out in the monastery. "Different person turns to Taoism due to different reasons. Some are hoping to cut off the tie with the real world to experience themselves, some for their interests in Taoism," Shishen said. "I was drawn to it, in hoping to seek answers about life and death. My family member's passing away has stricken me hard. Since then, I wanted to know more about the life and death, and religion is my way leading to that." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, dances at a memorial ceremony during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, plays dulcimer during at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace,...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, plays dulcimer during at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, uses laptop at the office of Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Deng Shiquan, 28, a former restaurant worker, uses laptop at the office of Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 2, 2020. Shiquan converted to Taoism in 2015. "I have never been the Type A student, nor the type who acquired a high academic degree. I don't have any specialty or a clever mind. But by following my master Liang, I can feel myself improving, in studying knowledge and socializing with people," Shiquan said. "It's enough for us as long as we run our Taoist rites well, complete things we are obliged to do. I don't know how to say pretty words, but only know one simple thing, which is to always give a hand to those who are in need." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, points a thermometer at priest Xia Shiran, 25, for...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Zhang Zongyan, 27, a politics study graduate, points a thermometer at priest Xia Shiran, 25, for fun at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. During her studies, Zongyan unexpectedly encountered a Taoist ceremony on her trip. She visited a Taoist temple where she first experienced Taoist music and dance. She was fascinated by the rhythm and costumes. After her graduation, Zongyan worked for a year but more she learned about the Taoism, the more she was drawn to it. She then made her mind to quit her job and focus on studying Taoism. Five years ago, Zongyan was converted to Taoism in her home town. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UIZV
September 10, 2020
Priest Wang Shixiu, makes marks on talismans in preparation for memorial ceremonies during Hungry Ghost...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Wang Shixiu, makes marks on talismans in preparation for memorial ceremonies during Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations, at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX7UIZU
September 10, 2020
Memorial tablets are seen inside a hall at a Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan, Shandong...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Memorial tablets are seen inside a hall at a Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. A collection of 558 memorial tablets are inscribed with the names and hometowns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic. "A person's true death is when the whole world has forgotten them," said priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans. "No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts." Of those honoured by the tablets, only a minority died of COVID-19. Most died from other causes, like exhaustion from overwork, Liang said. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UIZT
September 10, 2020
Priest Lu Zongping, 57, looks at priest Zhang Zongyan (not pictured) as they make a figurine offering...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Lu Zongping, 57, looks at priest Zhang Zongyan (not pictured) as they make a figurine offering for an evening memorial ceremony at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Zongping was in charge of the finance of a local Taoist temple in her home town before she was converted to Taoism several years ago. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UIZS
September 10, 2020
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, takes off his socks before bedtime in his bedroom inside Taoist temple Jiuyang...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Xia Shiran, 25, takes off his socks before bedtime in his bedroom inside Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. Shiran encountered priest Liang Xingyang's Weibo channel. He was surprised that a Taoist priest could be so active on social media. Out of curiosity, he started to learn more about him. In 2015, he was converted to Taoism and two years later he started living in the temple. "Almost everyone has a fantasy about Taoist life as if priests don't ever eat or walk, or don't use money. After I became one, I realized that they are normal people, and everyone is just studying non-stop," Shiran said. "From here above we can see the downhill villages. It's definitely more convenient to eat and commute in the city. However they might dream of better air quality, slower pace of life and quieter natural environment we have up here. When life on the mountain becomes hard, I think of those who envy our lives. Everyone has different moments of happiness and comfort though each of us envies others." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/CHINA-TAOISM
RTX7UIZR
September 10, 2020
Priest Lu Zongping, 57, distributes porridge as priest Chen Hongyu holds a bowl of steamed buns for dinner...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Lu Zongping, 57, distributes porridge as priest Chen Hongyu holds a bowl of steamed buns for dinner at Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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September 10, 2020
Priest Chen Hongyu (R) and priest Shang Shishen, 27, (L4) bow to priest Liang Xingyang as they leave...
Laiwu, China
The Wider Image: Taoist priest honours China's coronavirus dead with memorial tablets
Priest Chen Hongyu (R) and priest Shang Shishen, 27, (L4) bow to priest Liang Xingyang as they leave the temple for returning a Taoist college for the new semester, at the entrance of Taoist temple Jiuyang Palace, in Laiwu of Jinan city, Shandong province, China, September 7, 2020. Shishen is a priest studying his second year at a Taoist college at Wudang Mountain in Hubei province. He is an apprentice of Priest Liang Xingyang. Shishen came to the Jiuyang Palace during his summer vacation and to help out in the monastery. "Different person turns to Taoism due to different reasons. Some are hoping to cut off the tie with the real world to experience themselves, some for their interests in Taoism," Shishen said. "I was drawn to it, in hoping to seek answers about life and death. My family member's passing away has stricken me hard. Since then, I wanted to know more about the life and death, and religion is my way leading to that." REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SEARCH "TAOISM TINGSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR48CYX
September 30, 2014
A devotee in trance comes down the ladders made of metal blades during the annual vegetarian festival...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee in trance comes down the ladders made of metal blades during the annual vegetarian festival...
A devotee in trance comes down the ladders made of metal blades during the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket late September 30, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR48CTB
September 30, 2014
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine is pictured in a trance as spikes are pierced through his cheeks...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine is pictured in a trance as spikes are pierced through his cheeks...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine is pictured in a trance as spikes are pierced through his cheeks before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket September 30, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR483LV
September 29, 2014
A metal ball with spikes that is used by a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, is displayed before...
Phuket, Thailand
A metal ball with spikes that is used by a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, is displayed before...
A metal ball with spikes that is used by a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, is displayed before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket September 29, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR483KU
September 29, 2014
Cuts made by an axe are seen on the tattooed back of a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, taking...
Phuket, Thailand
Cuts made by an axe are seen on the tattooed back of a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, taking...
Cuts made by an axe are seen on the tattooed back of a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, taking part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket September 29, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR483KK
September 29, 2014
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine cut themselves with swords and other sharp objects during a...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine cut themselves with swords and other sharp objects during a...
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine cut themselves with swords and other sharp objects during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket September 29, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR483JA
September 29, 2014
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, with two plastic guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, with two plastic guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine, with two plastic guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket September 29, 2014. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-ODDLY/
RTR47JFP
September 24, 2014
A devotee lights candles at a Chinese shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok late September...
Bangkok, Thailand
Devotee lights candles at a Chinese shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok
A devotee lights candles at a Chinese shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok late September 24, 2014. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND-ODDLY/
RTR47JEY
September 24, 2014
Members of a Chinese opera troupe get ready before performing at a shrine during the annual vegetarian...
Bangkok, Thailand
Members of a Chinese opera troupe get ready before performing at a shrine during the annual vegetarian...
Members of a Chinese opera troupe get ready before performing at a shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok late September 24, 2014. Chinese opera is often associated with heavily painted make-up and dramatic eyes, transforming the performers into characters that are bold and prominent. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTR413A2
August 03, 2014
People watch an effigy burn at the Hungry Ghost festival in Kuala Lumpur August 3, 2014. According to...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
People watch an effigy burn at the Hungry Ghost festival in Kuala Lumpur
People watch an effigy burn at the Hungry Ghost festival in Kuala Lumpur August 3, 2014. According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and joss sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3SPT6
June 08, 2014
Chinese devotees who have their cheeks pierced with skewers march around Chinatown during the Guan Ping...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chinese devotees who have their cheeks pierced with skewers march around Chinatown during the Guan Ping...
Chinese devotees who have their cheeks pierced with skewers march around Chinatown during the Guan Ping Festival in Kuala Lumpur June 8, 2014. The festival, held in celebration to mark the birthday of Chinese deity Guan Ping, is believed to bring prosperity for local businesses. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MALAYSIA/
RTX1810X
January 30, 2014
Lanterns are hung in a Chinese temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur January...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lanterns are hung in a Chinese temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur
Lanterns are hung in a Chinese temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur January 30, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31 this year.
REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
THAILAND/
RTX1470J
October 11, 2013
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with blades pierced through his cheek, takes part in a street...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee with blades pierced through his cheek takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with blades pierced through his cheek, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTX1470F
October 11, 2013
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with flags pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee with flags pierced through his cheeks takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with flags pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTX1470B
October 11, 2013
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with his torso wrapped in barbed wire, takes part in a street...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee with his torso wrapped in barbed wire takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with his torso wrapped in barbed wire, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTX146ZW
October 11, 2013
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTX146ZJ
October 11, 2013
Devotees of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine work themselves into a trance before a street procession during...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees work themselves into a trance before a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival...
Devotees of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine work themselves into a trance before a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IF4
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of Formula...
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Baha'i faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IF0
September 12, 2013
A Hindu priest prays amongst leaders representing ten religions as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing ten religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
A Hindu priest prays amongst leaders representing ten religions as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicised multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Baha'i faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IDS
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IDH
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IDG
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Leaders representing 10 religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IDD
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing ten religions pray next to the Singapore Flyer observation wheel as they bless the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing ten religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Leaders representing ten religions pray next to the Singapore Flyer observation wheel as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
RTX13IDC
September 12, 2013
Leaders representing ten religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Singapore, Singapore
Leaders representing ten religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the...
Leaders representing ten religions pray as they bless the Marina Bay street circuit track ahead of the Formula One night race in Singapore September 12, 2013. The lesser publicized multi-religion ritual to pray for track safety involves Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Bahai faith, and had been practised annually since the inaugural F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore F1 Grand Prix race takes place from September 20 to 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT RELIGION SOCIETY)
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