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Search results for: Tongue-piercing

RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/MALAYSIA
RTS317IW
February 08, 2020
A Hindu devotee is pictured with his cheeks and tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee is pictured with his cheeks and tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala...
A Hindu devotee is pictured with his cheeks and tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 8, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTS2E31E
March 21, 2019
A devotee gets her tongue pierced with a metal skewer as she takes part in a procession during the religious...
Ahmedabad, India
A devotee gets her tongue pierced with a metal skewer as she takes part in a procession during the religious...
A devotee gets her tongue pierced with a metal skewer as she takes part in a procession during the religious festival of Panguni Uthiram celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Muruga in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/INDIA
RTS2BJZL
January 21, 2019
A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam...
Kochi, India
A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam...
A Hindu devotee with his tongue pierced with a metal skewer takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival on the outskirts of Kochi, India, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/SINGAPORE
RTS2BJQ6
January 21, 2019
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Feline Lim TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/SINGAPORE
RTS2BJFD
January 21, 2019
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Feline Lim
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/SINGAPORE
RTS2BJEX
January 21, 2019
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore, January 21, 2019. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Feline Lim
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/MALAYSIA
RTS2BJ2K
January 21, 2019
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/MALAYSIA
RTS2BJ28
January 21, 2019
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu devotee gets his tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/MALAYSIA
RTS2BJ1W
January 21, 2019
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
RELIGION-THAIPUSAM/
RTS1LUXM
January 31, 2018
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX34S3R
April 09, 2017
Hindu devotees show their tongues pierced with silver skewers as they take part in the annual Murugan...
Chandigarh, India
Hindu devotees show their tongues pierced with silver skewers as they take part in the annual Murugan...
Hindu devotees show their tongues pierced with silver skewers as they take part in the annual Murugan procession in Chandigarh, India, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQYLD
October 06, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQYLC
October 06, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 6, 2016 . REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQT4I
October 05, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with tongue and face pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with tongue and face pierced takes part in a procession celebrating...
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with tongue and face pierced takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQMQN
October 04, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQMQE
October 04, 2016
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession...
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQMQA
October 04, 2016
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession...
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walk while cutting their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQMKY
October 04, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine pierces his tongue during a procession celebrating the annual...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine pierces his tongue during a procession celebrating the annual...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine pierces his tongue during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQMII
October 04, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks while cutting his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX29SLO
April 13, 2016
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced with metal skewers dance during the annual Shiva Gajan religious...
BANGA, India
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced with metal skewers dance during the annual Shiva Gajan religious...
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced with metal skewers dance during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival in Banga village in West Bengal, India, April 13, 2016. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX29SLA
April 13, 2016
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival...
BANGA, India
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival...
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival in Banga village in West Bengal, India, April 13, 2016. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTX23QIK
January 24, 2016
A devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 24, 2016. Thaipusam is...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 24, 2016. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Edgar Su
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTX23NQ3
January 23, 2016
A Hindu devotee reacts as his tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee reacts as his tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
A Hindu devotee reacts as his tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTX23NPX
January 23, 2016
A Hindu devotee reacts after her tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee reacts after her tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
A Hindu devotee reacts after her tongue is pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4XRA
October 18, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine cuts his tongue to make it bleed during a procession celebrating...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine cuts his tongue to make it bleed during a procession celebrating...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine cuts his tongue to make it bleed during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 18, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4XGX
October 18, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced with a selfie stick walks during a...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced with a selfie stick walks during a...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced with a selfie stick walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 18, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PBR
October 16, 2015
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PBO
October 16, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with a bleeding tongue after cutting it with an axe during...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with a bleeding tongue after cutting it with an axe during...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with a bleeding tongue after cutting it with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PBL
October 16, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PAK
October 16, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PAH
October 16, 2015
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the...
A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4PAG
October 16, 2015
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTS4P3H
October 16, 2015
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the...
Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, October 16, 2015. 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/Jorge Silva
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4X9XJ
April 14, 2015
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival...
BATANAL, India
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival...
The tongue of a Hindu devotee is pieced with a metal skewer during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival in Batanal village, east of Kolkata, April 14, 2015. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/THAIPUSAM
RTR4NZXH
February 03, 2015
A Hindu devotee has her tongue pierced before her pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee has her tongue pierced before her pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam...
A Hindu devotee has her tongue pierced before her pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur February 3, 2015. Hindu devotees across Malaysia on Tuesday celebrated Thaipusam, a religious celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. Piercing various parts of their body with silver skewers, devotees carry often large contraptions known as Kavadi, thereby taking on a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from Murugan. Devotees also fulfill vows by carrying milk-filled pots up the stairs to the cave temple. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE-RELIGION/
RTR4NZQT
February 03, 2015
A devotee, with his tongue pierced, prepares for his procession during Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee, with his tongue pierced, prepares for his procession during Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
A devotee, with his tongue pierced, prepares for his procession during Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 3, 2015. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4NS9R
February 01, 2015
Muslim devotees with their tongue and cheek pierced with a single metal skewer take part in a religious...
Ahmedabad, India
Muslim devotees with their tongue and cheek pierced with a single metal skewer take part in a religious...
Muslim devotees with their tongue and cheek pierced with a single metal skewer take part in a religious precession inside the shrine of Muslim saint Shah-e-Alam ahead of the annual Urs, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 1, 2015. Urs is an annual festival held for 10 days to mark the death anniversary of the Muslim saint in the city. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4NS9G
February 01, 2015
A Muslim devotee gets his tongue pierced with a metal skewers during a religious precession inside the...
Ahmedabad, India
A Muslim devotee gets his tongue pierced with a metal skewers during a religious precession inside the...
A Muslim devotee gets his tongue pierced with a metal skewers during a religious precession inside the shrine of Muslim saint Shah-e-Alam ahead of the annual Urs, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 1, 2015. Urs is an annual festival held for 10 days to mark the death anniversary of the Muslim saint in the city. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND-VEGETARIAN/
RTR483MI
September 29, 2014
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine with decorated spikes pierced through their tongues, take a...
Phuket, Thailand
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine with decorated spikes pierced through their tongues, take a...
Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine with decorated spikes pierced through their tongues, take a 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)
SINGAPORE/
RTX17H04
January 16, 2014
An ethnic Chinese devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore early January...
Singapore, Singapore
Ethnic Chinese devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore
An ethnic Chinese devotee has his tongue pierced during Thaipusam festival in Singapore early January 17, 2014. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
RTX14708
October 11, 2013
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine cuts himself on his tongue as he takes part in a street procession...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee cuts himself on his tongue as he takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine cuts himself on his tongue as he 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)
CZECH/
RTX12P0B
August 17, 2013
Participants stick out their tongues during the Prague Pride Parade where several thousand people marched...
Prague, Czech Republic
Participants stick out their tongues during the Prague Pride Parade
Participants stick out their tongues during the Prague Pride Parade where several thousand people marched through Prague's city centre in support of gay rights August 17, 2013. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY)
CUBA/
RTX116N2
June 30, 2013
A youths shows off her tongue piercing during a party welcoming the start of summer, near Guanabo beach...
Havana, Cuba
A youths shows off her tongue piercing during a party welcoming the start of summer, near Guanabo beach...
A youths shows off her tongue piercing during a party welcoming the start of summer, near Guanabo beach on the outskirts of Havana June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY)
PANAMA/
RTX10XQF
June 23, 2013
Emilio Gonzallez poses for a photograph during the annual national tattoo exhibition known as "Inked"...
Panama City, Panama
Emilio Gonzallez poses for a photo during the annual national tattoo exhibition known as "Inked" in Panama...
Emilio Gonzallez poses for a photograph during the annual national tattoo exhibition known as "Inked" in Panama City June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXZ3ED
April 29, 2013
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
Ahmedabad, India
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 29, 2013. Hindu devotees subject themselves to painful rituals during the religious procession to demonstrate their faith and as a penance to the deity at a temple dedicated to the goddess Shitla. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTXZ3E8
April 29, 2013
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
Ahmedabad, India
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 29, 2013. Hindu devotees subject themselves to painful rituals during the religious procession to demonstrate their faith and as a penance to the deity at a temple dedicated to the goddess Shitla. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
THAILAND-FESTIVAL/
RTR39I80
October 24, 2012
A combination photo shows devotees in a trance standing around a table with fruits outside a shrine during...
Phuket, Thailand
A combination photo shows devotees at the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket
A combination photo shows devotees in a trance standing around a table with fruits outside a shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 19, 2012 (top) and a devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his face pierced takes part in a procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 22, 2012. 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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THAILAND/
RTR39F1V
October 22, 2012
A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his tongue pierced grimaces during a procession at the annual...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his tongue pierced grimaces during a procession at the annual...
A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his tongue pierced grimaces during a procession at the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. 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/
RTR39F1R
October 22, 2012
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the...
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. 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/
RTR39F1L
October 22, 2012
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the...
A devotee of the Chinese Yokkekeng shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a street procession at the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. 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/
RTR39DVZ
October 21, 2012
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with a pierced tongue, takes part in the annual vegetarian festival...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with a pierced tongue, takes part in the annual vegetarian festival...
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with a pierced tongue, takes part in the annual vegetarian festival procession through central Phuket October 21, 2012. 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
RTR39CL9
October 20, 2012
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine is helped with piercing before a street procession during the...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine is helped with piercing before a street procession during the...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine is helped with piercing before a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 20, 2012. 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/
RTR39BB2
October 19, 2012
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine with her cheeks and tongue pierced stands in a trance before...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine with her cheeks and tongue pierced stands in a trance before...
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine with her cheeks and tongue pierced stands in a trance before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 19, 2012. 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/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY FOOD)
THAILAND/
RTR39BAN
October 19, 2012
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine receives help with piercing her cheeks and tongue as she gets...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine receives help with piercing her cheeks and tongue as she gets...
A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine receives help with piercing her cheeks and tongue as she gets ready for a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 19, 2012. 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/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY FOOD)
NEPAL/
RTR30PU3
April 14, 2012
A man checks the tongue of Jujubhai Bans Shrestha (R) after it was pierced with an iron spike during...
BODE, Nepal
A man checks the tongue of Jujubhai Bans Shrestha during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode
A man checks the tongue of Jujubhai Bans Shrestha (R) after it was pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu April 14, 2012. It is believed that after a volunteer from a Shrestha family successfully gets his tongue pierced in a spiritual trance with an iron spike and walks around the town shouldering a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch, it brings good fortune to the villagers. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR30PU1
April 14, 2012
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha carries a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch as he walks around the town after...
BODE, Nepal
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha carries a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch during the Tongue Penetration...
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha carries a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch as he walks around the town after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu April 14, 2012. It is believed that after a volunteer from a Shrestha family successfully gets his tongue pierced in a spiritual trance with an iron spike and walks around the town shouldering a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch, it brings good fortune to the villagers. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR30PTX
April 14, 2012
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha greets villagers after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the...
BODE, Nepal
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha greets villagers after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the...
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha greets villagers after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu April 14, 2012. It is believed that after a volunteer from a Shrestha family successfully gets his tongue pierced in a spiritual trance with an iron spike and walks around the town shouldering a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch, it brings good fortune to the villagers. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR30PTW
April 14, 2012
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha is pictured after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue...
BODE, Nepal
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha is pictured after getting his tongue pierced with spike during the Tongue Penetration...
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha is pictured after getting his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu April 14, 2012. It is believed that after a volunteer from a Shrestha family successfully gets his tongue pierced in a spiritual trance with an iron spike and walks around the town shouldering a round bamboo rack with a flaming torch, it brings good fortune to the villagers. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR30PTR
April 14, 2012
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha (L) gets his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival...
BODE, Nepal
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha gets tongue pierced with spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode
Jujubhai Bans Shrestha (L) gets his tongue pierced with an iron spike during the Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu April 14, 2012. It is believed that after a volunteer from a Shrestha family successfully gets his tongue pierced in a spiritual trance with an iron spike and walks around the town shouldering a round bamboo rack with flaming torch, it brings good fortune to the villagers. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SAFRICA/
RTR2XQDU
February 12, 2012
A Hindu devotee with his cheeks and tongue pierced carries his Kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in...
Durban, South Africa
A Hindu devotee with his cheeks and tongue pierced carries his Kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in...
A Hindu devotee with his cheeks and tongue pierced carries his Kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Durban February 12, 2012. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Murugan. A Kavadi is the physical burden carried by the devotee during their worship of Lord Murugan and represents the devotee's call for help from the god. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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