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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)
TAIWAN-GAY/TEMPLE
RTR4LYIC
January 19, 2015
Lu Wei-ming, priest of the Wei-ming temple, writes on a Taoist paper amulet at the temple in New Taipei...
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan
Lu Wei-ming, priest of the Wei-ming temple, writes on a Taoist paper amulet at the temple in New Taipei...
Lu Wei-ming, priest of the Wei-ming temple, writes on a Taoist paper amulet 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)
CHINA-BANKS/
RTR4G6ZV
December 01, 2014
China Citic Bank's logo is seen behind the roof of a Taoist temple at the financial street in Beijing...
Beijing, China
China Citic Bank's logo is seen behind the roof of a Taoist temple at the financial street in Beijing...
China Citic Bank's logo is seen behind the roof of a Taoist temple at the financial street in Beijing December 1, 2014. China's Everbright Bank and China Citic Bank Corp Ltd rose as much as about 9 percent and 6 percent respectively on Monday, leading similar rises in other small-to-midcap banks, after the government published draft rules for a bank deposit insurance scheme. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS)
HONGKONG-CHINA/
RTR4AT5I
October 20, 2014
A passerby walks past a make-shift altar of Taoist god Guan Gong set up by pro-democracy protesters on...
Hong Kong, China
A passerby walks past a make-shift altar of Taoist god Guan Gong set up by pro-democracy protesters on...
A passerby walks past a make-shift altar of Taoist god Guan Gong set up by pro-democracy protesters on the recaptured Nathan Road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 20, 2014. A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. The Chinese characters on the illustration read "God will punish those who beat loyal and honest". REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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August 07, 2014
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
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August 07, 2014
A man transports paper replicas of various items to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival out of Dong Ho village,...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
A man transports paper replicas of various items to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival out of Dong Ho village,...
A man transports paper replicas of various items to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival out of Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
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August 07, 2014
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EA8T0F1L01
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August 07, 2014
A woman packs paper replicas of flat-screen televisions to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
A woman packs paper replicas of flat-screen televisions to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho...
A woman packs paper replicas of flat-screen televisions to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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August 07, 2014
Women make paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
Women make paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi...
Women make paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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August 07, 2014
A woman makes paper replicas of houses to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
A woman makes paper replicas of houses to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside...
A woman makes paper replicas of houses to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
VIETNAM-RELIGION/
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August 07, 2014
A man loads paper replicas of cars onto a truck to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village,...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
A man loads paper replicas of cars onto a truck to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village,...
A man loads paper replicas of cars onto a truck to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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August 07, 2014
A woman transports paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside...
DONG HO VILLAGE, Vietnam
A woman transports paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside...
A woman transports paper replicas of cars to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
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