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Indian women come to the sacred Sipra River in the city of Ujjain, India, to leave offerings and cleanse themselves of their sins. The Sipra River flows from the Ganges, and Indians believe a dip in the waters will wash away their sins and purify their hearts.

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A woman lights a candle inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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A candle burns in an Orthodox Church in Chisinau, Moldova. When a worshiper lights a candle, it is symbolic of their prayer to God, a saint or an angel. As long as the candle is burning, it is believed that the saint intercedes for them.

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Collection: Europe, Prayer, Religion, Worship
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The mouth of the Munzur River in Turkey is seen by the Zaza-Alevi people group as sacred. The Zaza-Alevi often come here to place candles at a shrine in order to receive a blessing.

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A candle burns in a cave in the Göreme Open Air Museum in Göreme, a town in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The museum is home to caves that were once active churches and a monastery.

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Collection: Central Asia
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