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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BUNFESTIVAL
RTX7GHVG
April 30, 2020
Taoist priests wearing protective masks pray during the Bun Festival at Cheung Chau island, after officials...
Hong Kong, China
People attend Bun Festival at Cheung Chau island, Hong Kong
Taoist priests wearing protective masks pray during the Bun Festival at Cheung Chau island, after officials asked to cancel the event amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hong Kong, China April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
HONGKONG-PROTESTS/NEIGHBORHOOD
RTS2TI04
October 30, 2019
Fortune teller Wai Nang-ping sits in her booth in a building next to the Wong Tai Sin Taoist temple during...
Hong Kong, China
Fortune teller Wai Nang-ping sits in her booth in a building next to the Wong Tai Sin Taoist temple during...
Fortune teller Wai Nang-ping sits in her booth in a building next to the Wong Tai Sin Taoist temple during an interview in Hong Kong, China September 19, 2019. Picture taken September 19, 2019. REUTERS/James Pomfret To match Special Report HONGKONG-PROTESTS/NEIGHBORHOOD
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTX720Q6
August 03, 2019
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry...
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2, 2019. 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. Picture taken August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTX720OD
August 03, 2019
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry...
Chairs are left empty for "ghosts", as members of a Chinese Opera group perform during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2, 2019. 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. Picture taken August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
USA-ELECTION/FLORIDA
RTS24T4Y
November 06, 2018
Bryan Goff, a polling place deputy, greets a voter as he enters precinct number 3401 located at the Taoist...
Tallahassee, UNITED STATES
Midterm election polling place in Tallahassee
Bryan Goff, a polling place deputy, greets a voter as he enters precinct number 3401 located at the Taoist Tai Chi Society to cast his midterm election ballot in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Colin Hackley
USA-ELECTION/FLORIDA
RTS24T4O
November 06, 2018
Bryan Goff, a polling place deputy, greets a voter as she enters precinct number 3401 located at the...
Tallahassee, UNITED STATES
Midterm election polling place in Tallahassee
Bryan Goff, a polling place deputy, greets a voter as she enters precinct number 3401 located at the Taoist Tai Chi Society to cast her midterm election ballot in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Colin Hackley
TAIWAN-RELIGION/
RTX3CKGZ
July 23, 2017
Worshippers carry statues of Taoist goddess Mazu and Nezha during a religious parade against the government's...
Taipei, Taiwan
Worshippers carry statues of Taoist goddess Mazu and Nezha during a religious parade against the government's...
Worshippers carry statues of Taoist goddess Mazu and Nezha during a religious parade against the government's policy to cut down paper burning in an attempt to improve air quality, in Taipei, Taiwan July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-CRASH/
RTSYJXN
February 14, 2017
A family member of the passengers on the crashed tour bus cries during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
Taipei, Taiwan
A family member of the passengers on the crashed tour bus cries during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
A family member of the passengers on the crashed tour bus cries during a Taoist ceremony for the victims, on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-CRASH/
RTSYJXL
February 14, 2017
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
Taipei, Taiwan
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims, on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-CRASH/
RTSYJXJ
February 14, 2017
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims...
Taipei, Taiwan
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims...
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-CRASH/
RTSYJXI
February 14, 2017
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
Taipei, Taiwan
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims,...
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims, on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-CRASH/
RTSYJXF
February 14, 2017
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims...
Taipei, Taiwan
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during Taoist ceremony for the victims...
Family members of the passengers on the crashed tour bus pray during a Taoist ceremony for the victims on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRH4U
October 09, 2016
Devotees plant joss sticks on the beach as a burning paper dragon boat is set adrift during the final...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees plant joss sticks on the beach as a burning paper dragon boat is set adrift during the final...
Devotees plant joss sticks on the beach as a burning paper dragon boat is set adrift during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRH25
October 09, 2016
A devotee holds joss sticks as she prepares to "send off" the gods during the final day of the nine-day...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee holds joss sticks as she prepares to "send off" the gods during the final day of the nine-day...
A devotee holds joss sticks as she prepares to "send off" the gods during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGY7
October 09, 2016
Devotees carry a paper dragon boat to be set adrift, symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees carry a paper dragon boat to be set adrift, symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad...
Devotees carry a paper dragon boat to be set adrift, symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck, during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGY5
October 09, 2016
Devotees prepare to set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees prepare to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad...
Devotees prepare to set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGY3
October 09, 2016
A procession arrives for the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore...
Singapore, Singapore
A procession arrives for the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore...
A procession arrives for the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGXO
October 09, 2016
Members of a procession take off their costumes as they arrive for the final day of the nine-day Taoist...
Singapore, Singapore
Members of a procession take off their costumes as they arrive for the final day of the nine-day Taoist...
Members of a procession take off their costumes as they arrive for the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGS9
October 09, 2016
Devotees swing a chariot during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore,...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees swing a chariot during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore...
Devotees swing a chariot during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGPS
October 09, 2016
Devotees prepare to "send off" a holy urn representing the gods during the final day of the nine-day...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees prepare to "send off" a holy urn representing the gods during the final day of the nine-day...
Devotees prepare to "send off" a holy urn representing the gods during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGN4
October 09, 2016
Devotees wait to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees wait to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Devotees wait to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGL5
October 09, 2016
A devotee watches a lion dance during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee watches a lion dance during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival...
A devotee watches a lion dance during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGK5
October 09, 2016
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGJV
October 09, 2016
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGJS
October 09, 2016
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGJQ
October 09, 2016
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck...
Devotees set adrift a burning paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTSRGJN
October 09, 2016
Devotees prepare to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad...
Singapore, Singapore
Devotees prepare to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad...
Devotees prepare to set adrift a paper dragon boat symbolising the sending away of misfortune and bad luck during the final day of the nine-day Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival in Singapore October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
TAIWAN-TEMPLE/
RTSK18Q
July 28, 2016
A Taoist priest burns incense inside a newly built ready-made Chinese traditional temple in Taichung,...
Taichung, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Taiwan's temple factory
A Taoist priest burns incense inside a newly built ready-made Chinese traditional temple in Taichung, Taiwan July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH "TEMPLES CHUANSO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296W4
April 09, 2016
A man lights firecrackers during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung,...
Taichung, Taiwan
A man lights firecrackers during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung,...
A man lights firecrackers during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296W3
April 09, 2016
Fireworks explode in the sky behind devotees waiting for the start of a nine-day procession to honour...
Taichung, Taiwan
Fireworks explode in the sky behind devotees waiting for the start of a nine-day procession to honour...
Fireworks explode in the sky behind devotees waiting for the start of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296VG
April 09, 2016
Devotees pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in Taichung, Taiwan...
Taichung, Taiwan
Devotees pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in Taichung, Taiwan...
Devotees pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296VE
April 09, 2016
Trumpeters perform during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan...
Taichung, Taiwan
Trumpeters perform during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan...
Trumpeters perform during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296UY
April 09, 2016
Confetti rains down during a performance, part of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess...
Taichung, Taiwan
Confetti rains down during a performance, part of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess...
Confetti rains down during a performance, part of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296UW
April 09, 2016
Performers stand together as they wait for the start of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess...
Taichung, Taiwan
Performers stand together as they wait for the start of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess...
Performers stand together as they wait for the start of a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296U6
April 09, 2016
A performer dances on top of a van during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in...
Taichung, Taiwan
A performer dances on top of a van during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in...
A performer dances on top of a van during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296TM
April 09, 2016
A girl and her father pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in...
Taichung, Taiwan
A girl and her father pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in...
A girl and her father pray to the Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in her honour, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296SP
April 09, 2016
A lion dance is performed during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung,...
Taichung, Taiwan
A lion dance is performed during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung,...
A lion dance is performed during a nine-day procession to honour the Taoist goddess Mazu, in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
TAIWAN-RELIGION/PILGRIMAGE
RTX296R4
April 09, 2016
Worshippers gather near a chariot carrying a statue of Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession...
Taichung, Taiwan
Worshippers gather near a chariot carrying a statue of Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession...
Worshippers gather near a chariot carrying a statue of Taoist goddess Mazu, during a nine-day procession in Taichung, Taiwan April 8, 2016. Picture taken April 8. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WY8
February 08, 2016
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey,...
Beijing, China
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey...
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WY7
February 08, 2016
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey,...
Beijing, China
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey...
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WY6
February 08, 2016
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey,...
Beijing, China
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey...
People holding incense pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WXT
February 08, 2016
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the...
Beijing, China
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the...
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WXS
February 08, 2016
A policeman keeps order with paramilitary police officers as people wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple...
Beijing, China
A policeman keeps order with paramilitary police officers as people wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple...
A policeman keeps order with paramilitary police officers as people wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WWR
February 08, 2016
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the...
Beijing, China
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the...
People wait in lines to enter Baiyun Temple to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WWQ
February 08, 2016
A woman reaches out to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese...
Beijing, China
A woman reaches out to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese...
A woman reaches out to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Baiyun Temple, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WWP
February 08, 2016
A young woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar...
Beijing, China
A young woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar...
A young woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Baiyun Temple, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WWO
February 08, 2016
A woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New...
Beijing, China
A woman touches a statue of stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year...
A woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Baiyun Temple, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/ 
RTX25WWJ
February 08, 2016
An elderly resident is helped to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of...
Beijing, China
An elderly resident is helped to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of...
An elderly resident is helped to touch a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Baiyun Temple, in Beijing, China, February 8, 2016. Tens of thousands of worshippers visited the ancient Taoist temple in China's capital to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. REUTERS/Jason Lee
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTS5G36
October 21, 2015
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur,...
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTS5G2T
October 21, 2015
A Malaysian woman of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Malaysian woman of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur,...
A Malaysian woman of Chinese descent prays during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTS5G2M
October 21, 2015
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTS5G2C
October 21, 2015
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent guards the temple's inner sanctum during the Chinese Nine Emperor...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent guards the temple's inner sanctum during the Chinese Nine Emperor...
A Malaysian man of Chinese descent guards the temple's inner sanctum during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTS5G16
October 21, 2015
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GV6
October 14, 2015
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent follow the procession carrying the emperor's sedan chair on the...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent follow the procession carrying the emperor's sedan chair on the...
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent follow the procession carrying the emperor's sedan chair on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GV4
October 14, 2015
Malaysians of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor...
Malaysians of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GUU
October 14, 2015
A boy plays on his phone during a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A boy plays on his phone during a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival...
A boy plays on his phone during a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GUS
October 14, 2015
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine...
Malaysian devotees of Chinese descent take part in a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GUQ
October 14, 2015
A girl reacts as a head scarf is tied on her head during a procession on the second day of the Chinese...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A girl reacts as a head scarf is tied on her head during a procession on the second day of the Chinese...
A girl reacts as a head scarf is tied on her head during a procession on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-CULTURE/
RTS4GU5
October 14, 2015
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry the emperor's sedan chair on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry the emperor's sedan chair on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor...
Malaysians of Chinese descent carry the emperor's sedan chair on the second day of the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 14, 2015. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of "Thien Hou" or the "Queen of Heaven" who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
TAIWAN-GAY/TEMPLE
RTR4LYIE
January 19, 2015
Lu Wei-ming (L), priest of the Wei-ming temple, and a worshipper burn a Taoist paper amulet during a...
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan
Lu Wei-ming, priest of the Wei-ming temple, and a worshipper burn a Taoist paper amulet during a prayer...
Lu Wei-ming (L), priest of the Wei-ming temple, and a worshipper burn a Taoist paper amulet during a prayer ritual at the temple in New Taipei city January 8, 2015. The shrine, down a narrow alleyway in a bustling district of the city, is dedicated to a deity who has watched over homosexuals for four centuries. Priest Lu founded the temple in 2006, at a time gays were excluded from most religious ceremonies. To match story TAIWAN-GAY/TEMPLE REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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