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PERU-ANIMALS/
RTX6C2Y8 
July 19, 2018 
A voodoo box is seen during the presentation of confiscated stuffed wild animals and products used by... 
Lima, Peru 
SERFOR and Peruvian police show confiscated animal parts in Lima 
A voodoo box is seen during the presentation of confiscated stuffed wild animals and products used by shamans in Lima, Peru July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REXQ 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, throws himself on a grave during celebrations... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, throws himself on a grave during celebrations... 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, throws himself on a grave during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REXP 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, sits on the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, sits on the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations... 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, sits on the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REXK 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, smokes a pipe during celebrations at the cemetery... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, smokes a pipe during celebrations at the cemetery... 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, smokes a pipe during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REXH 
November 01, 2016 
Voodoo believers stand around the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince,... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
Voodoo believers stand around the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince... 
Voodoo believers stand around the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REWQ 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer speaks to another one dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, as he stands on the cross... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer speaks to another one dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, as he stands on the cross... 
A voodoo believer speaks to another one dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, as he stands on the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REWK 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react as he stands on the cross of Baron Samdi... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react as he stands on the cross of Baron Samdi... 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react as he stands on the cross of Baron Samdi during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REWF 
November 01, 2016 
Voodoo believers react during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016.... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
Voodoo believers react during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince 
Voodoo believers react during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REWD 
November 01, 2016 
Voodoo believers, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react during celebrations at the cemetery of... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
Voodoo believers, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react during celebrations at the cemetery of... 
Voodoo believers, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, react during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2REW9 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer walks carrying a candle at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016.... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer walks carrying a candle at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince 
A voodoo believer walks carrying a candle at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2RETX 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, greets people (not pictured) as he sits on... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, greets peopleas he sits on a grave during celebrations... 
A voodoo believer, dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, greets people (not pictured) as he sits on a grave during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2RETW 
November 01, 2016 
Voodoo believers stand at Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016.... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
Voodoo believers stand at Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince 
Voodoo believers stand at Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
RELIGION-ALLSAINTSDAY/
RTX2RETU 
November 01, 2016 
A voodoo believer is purified by cleaning his head with wine at an altar during celebrations at the cemetery... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer is purified by cleaning his head with wine at an altar during celebrations at the cemetery... 
A voodoo believer is purified by cleaning his head with wine at an altar during celebrations at the cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX23I5B 
January 22, 2016 
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah,... 
Ouidah, Benin 
A Picture And Its Story: Voodoo festival of Benin 
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX23I44 
January 22, 2016 
A devotee attends the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah in Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small... 
Ouidah, Benin 
A Picture And Its Story: Voodoo festival of Benin 
A devotee attends the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah in Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RK4 
January 10, 2016 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in... 
Ouidah, Benin 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RK3 
January 10, 2016 
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016.... 
Ouidah, Benin 
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJY 
January 10, 2016 
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo (C) walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the... 
Ouidah, Benin 
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the beginning... 
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo (C) walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the beginning of the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJW 
January 10, 2016 
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016.... 
Ouidah, Benin 
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJT 
January 10, 2016 
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016.... 
Ouidah, Benin 
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJS 
January 10, 2016 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday... 
Ouidah, Benin 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJQ 
January 10, 2016 
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national... 
Quidah, Benin 
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJP 
January 10, 2016 
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national... 
Ouidah, Benin 
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJO 
January 10, 2016 
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national... 
Ouidah, Benin 
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJL 
January 10, 2016 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in... 
Ouidah, Benin 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJK 
January 10, 2016 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday... 
Quidah, Benin 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah 
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye 
HAITI-RELIGION/
RTX1UHFU 
November 03, 2015 
A voodoo believer prays at the Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo believer prays at the Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince 
A voodoo believer prays at the Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
HAITI-RELIGION/
RTX1UHFP 
November 03, 2015 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, stands beside Baron Samdi cross... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, stands beside Baron Samdi cross... 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of voodoo, stands beside Baron Samdi cross at the cemetery of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares 
HAITI/
RTXY9SY 
April 05, 2013 
A Haitian takes a cleansing dip in the Ma bath on the second day of the annual week-long series of voodoo... 
Souvenance, Haiti 
A Haitian takes a cleansing dip in the Ma bath on the second day of the series of voodoo rituals in Souvenance... 
A Haitian takes a cleansing dip in the Ma bath on the second day of the annual week-long series of voodoo rituals in the Souvenance community March 31, 2013. Hundreds of Haitians participate in the ceremonies which begin the Saturday before Easter in Souvenance, where descendants of the people of Dahomey, a former kingdom in what is now present-day Benin, show their devotion to their ancestors and various lwa, or spirits, This second day of ceremonies is when goats and cows are sacrificed and then cooked to feed the population. Picture taken March 31, 2013. REUTERS/Marie Arago (HAITI - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
HAITI/
RTXY9SM 
April 05, 2013 
A Haitian man kills a chicken as a sacrifice to the spirits while sitting under the sacred Ayizan tree,... 
Souvenance, Haiti 
A Haitian man kills a chicken as a sacrifice to the spirits, on the second day of the series of voodoo... 
A Haitian man kills a chicken as a sacrifice to the spirits while sitting under the sacred Ayizan tree, on the second day of the annual week-long series of voodoo rituals in the Souvenance community March 31, 2013. Hundreds of Haitians participate in the ceremonies which begin the Saturday before Easter in Souvenance, where descendants of the people of Dahomey, a former kingdom in what is now present-day Benin, show their devotion to their ancestors and various lwa, or spirits, This second day of ceremonies is when goats and cows are sacrificed and then cooked to feed the population. Picture taken March 31, 2013. REUTERS/Marie Arago (HAITI - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANIMALS FOOD) 
CUBA/
RTR3BSC3 
December 20, 2012 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra blows cigar smoke as she performs a Santeria ritual... 
Havana, Cuba 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra performs a Santeria ritual in her home in Havana 
Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra blows cigar smoke as she performs a Santeria ritual in her home in Havana, October 9, 2012. Mayra is a practitioner of Santeria, a fusion of religions of West African origin and Roman Catholic Christianity. It was not allowed after the 1959 revolution but was eventually tolerated and thrives even up to today. Apart from being widely popular in Cuba, Santeria has also spread to the United States and other nearby countries. Picture taken October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U7JF 
November 19, 2011 
An African woman at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons sits in front... 
Ouidah, Benin 
An African woman sits at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons in Benin 
An African woman at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons sits in front of a sign showing a snake as Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception across the street in Ouidah during his pastoral visit in Benin November 19, 2011. The pope will be in Benin for 3 days from November 18 to 20. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION) 
HAITI/
RTR2TI92 
November 02, 2011 
A voodoo worshipper takes part in festivities on the first day of Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of Ancestors,... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A voodoo worshipper takes part in festivities on the first day of Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of Ancestors,... 
A voodoo worshipper takes part in festivities on the first day of Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of Ancestors, in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2011. Worshippers visit cemeteries, singing and dancing, to honour their ancestors during the festival. REUTERS/Swoan Parker (HAITI - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION) 
HAITI/
RTXW8WJ 
January 06, 2011 
A street voodoo art seller collects his goods along a wall covered with posters of Haiti's presidential... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A street voodoo art seller collects his goods along a wall covered with posters of Haiti's presidential... 
A street voodoo art seller collects his goods along a wall covered with posters of Haiti's presidential candidates, after a day of work in Port-au-Prince January 5, 2011. Haiti will not be able to hold a second round of its disputed presidential election before February as it awaits a report from regional experts on contested preliminary results from the Nov. 28 first round, a senior electoral official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) 
HAITI/
RTXU5CZ 
November 03, 2010 
A Haitian voodoo believer performs voodoo in a ceremony in a cemetery in Croix-des-Bouquets November... 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo believer performs voodoo in a ceremony in a cemetery in Croix-des-Bouquets 
A Haitian voodoo believer performs voodoo in a ceremony in a cemetery in Croix-des-Bouquets November 2, 2010. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday that offers food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION) 
Religion
Religion 
All Hallows Celebration - 02 Nov 2010 
19 PICTURES 
HAITI/
RTXU3EL 
November 01, 2010 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner eats bread during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince... 
Port Au Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner eats bread during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince... 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner eats bread during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2010. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday that offers food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION) 
HAITI/
RTXU3E3 
November 01, 2010 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner walks on tombs during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince... 
Port Au Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner walks on tombs during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince... 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner walks on tombs during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2010. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday that offers food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION) 
HAITI/
RTXU3E1 
November 01, 2010 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner prays during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince November... 
Port Au Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner prays during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner prays during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2010. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday that offers food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
HAITI/
RTXU3E0 
November 01, 2010 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of the voodoo, smokes during a ceremony at... 
Port Au Prince, Haiti 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of the voodoo, smokes during a ceremony at... 
A Haitian voodoo practitioner dressed as "Gede", a spirit of the voodoo, smokes during a ceremony at the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2010. Haitians celebrating All Hallows visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in a two-day national holiday that offers food, alcohol and flowers to Baron Samdi, the guardian of the dead in Voodoo. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION) 
Religion
Religion 
Plain Du Nord Festival - 25 Jul 2010 
36 PICTURES 
HAITI/
RTR2GQKV 
July 26, 2010 
A footprint of a voodoo believer is seen during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony at the town of... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A footprint of a voodoo believer is seen during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony at the town of... 
A footprint of a voodoo believer is seen during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : RELIGION SOCIETY) 
HAITI/
RTR2GQEN 
July 26, 2010 
A voodoo believer goes into trance during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their souls... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A voodoo believer goes into trance during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their souls... 
A voodoo believer goes into trance during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : RELIGION SOCIETY) 
HAITI/
RTR2GQES 
July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer kisses a bottle with water during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A voodoo believer kisses a bottle with water during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their... 
A voodoo believer kisses a bottle with water during a mass ritual in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : RELIGION SOCIETY) 
HAITI/
RTR2GQBQ 
July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer prays inside a church during a religious ceremony to clean their souls at the town... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A voodoo believer prays inside a church during a religious ceremony to clean their souls at the town... 
A voodoo believer prays inside a church during a religious ceremony to clean their souls at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer offers a bottle with water to the spirits during a religious ceremony to clean their... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A voodoo believer offers a bottle with water to the spirits during a religious ceremony to clean their... 
A voodoo believer offers a bottle with water to the spirits during a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer prays during a mass ritual to clean their souls in the sea at the town of Limonade,... 
LIMONADE, Haiti 
A voodoo believer prays during a mass ritual to clean their souls in the sea at the town of Limonade 
A voodoo believer prays during a mass ritual to clean their souls in the sea at the town of Limonade, in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien July 25, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer takes part in a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010. Thousands... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer takes part in a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival 
A voodoo believer takes part in a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer writes on a piece of paper covered with chicken feathers during a mass ritual at the... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer writes on a piece of paper covered with chicken feathers during a mass ritual at the... 
A voodoo believer writes on a piece of paper covered with chicken feathers during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2010 
Voodoo believers carry a rooster to be sacrificed during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
Voodoo believers carry a rooster to be sacrificed during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival 
Voodoo believers carry a rooster to be sacrificed during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2010 
A voodoo believer swims in a mud pool during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010.... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer swims in a mud pool during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival 
A voodoo believer swims in a mud pool during a mass ritual at the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY) 
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July 24, 2010 
A voodoo believer holds up a rooster, sacrificed to the spirits, in a mass ritual during the Plain Du... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer holds up a rooster, sacrificed to the spirits, in a mass ritual during the Plain Du... 
A voodoo believer holds up a rooster, sacrificed to the spirits, in a mass ritual during the Plain Du Nord Festival July 23, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 24, 2010 
A voodoo believer waits for customers at her street stall during a mass ritual during the Plain Du Nord... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer waits for customers at her street stall during a mass ritual during the Plain Du Nord... 
A voodoo believer waits for customers at her street stall during a mass ritual during the Plain Du Nord Festival July 23, 2010. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits and the dead for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: RELIGION) 
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December 13, 2009 
Villagers watch an elderly tribal woman performing a ritual for the safe release of remaining hostages... 
PROSPERIDAD, Philippines 
Villagers watch an elderly tribal woman performing a ritual for the safe release of remaining hostages... 
Villagers watch an elderly tribal woman performing a ritual for the safe release of remaining hostages held captive by armed tribesmen in Prosperidad in Agusan del Sur province, southern Philippines December 13, 2009. Tribal gunmen on Sunday freed all hostages they had been holding for the past three days in the southern Philippines, witnesses and officials said. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) 
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Voodoo Ceremony in Haiti - 27 Jul 2009 
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July 26, 2009 
A voodoo believer performs a religious ritual to clean his soul in the sea in the town of Limonade in... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer performs a religious ritual to clean his soul in the sea in the town of Limonade 
A voodoo believer performs a religious ritual to clean his soul in the sea in the town of Limonade in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien, July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festival asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 26, 2009 
Voodoo believers pray during a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
Voodoo believers pray during a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea at the town of Limonade... 
Voodoo believers pray during a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien, July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festival asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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July 26, 2009 
A voodoo believer holds his son as they take part in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A voodoo believer holds his son as they participate in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the... 
A voodoo believer holds his son as they take part in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien, July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festival asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 26, 2009 
Voodoo believers perform a religious ceremony to clean they soul in the sea in the town of Limonade at... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
Voodoo believers perform a religious ceremony to clean they soul in the sea in the town of Limonade 
Voodoo believers perform a religious ceremony to clean they soul in the sea in the town of Limonade at the zone known as Borde du mer in Cap Haitien July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festivals asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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July 25, 2009 
A Voodoo believer goes into a trance before sacrificing a cow in a mass ceremony during the Plain Du... 
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti 
A Voodoo believer goes into a trance before sacrificing a cow in a mass ceremony during the Plain Du... 
A Voodoo believer goes into a trance before sacrificing a cow in a mass ceremony during the Plain Du Nord Festival July 24, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during the festival to ask the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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