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Taiwanese burn fake money during Chinese New Year in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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A man throws fake money into the fire in Yuandi Temple in Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Paper burns in a temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, during Chinese New Year.

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IMB journeymen make camp for the night. The journeymen hike and cycle to remote regions to find remote people in need of the gospel. They map their route with GPS for future trips.

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Worshipers come to Yonghe Temple, also known as Lama Temple, in Beijing, China, to offer prayers. Incense is used in Buddhist cultures in the home and in the temple. It is served as an offering to Buddha or various deities. It is also an important ritual act that is believed to clear the air of evil spirits.

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Worshipers come to Yonghe Temple, also known as Lama Temple, in Beijing, China, to offer prayers. Incense is used in Buddhist cultures in the home and in the temple. It is served as an offering to Buddha or various deities. It is also an important ritual act that is believed to clear the air of evil spirits.

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Worshipers come to Yonghe Temple, also known as Lama Temple, in Beijing, China, to offer prayers. Incense is used in Buddhist cultures in the home and in the temple. It is served as an offering to Buddha or various deities. It is also an important ritual act that is believed to clear the air of evil spirits.

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Worshipers light incense in the Shanghai City of God Taoist temple in Yuyuan Bazaar in the traditional Old Town area of Shanghai, China.

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A family participates in a sacrificial ceremony in their living room. The ceremony involves the killing of an animal that is placed in their doorway, followed by incantations by a village shaman. The meat is later cooked. The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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During the spring celebration of Novruz in Baku, Azerbaijan, Azeri men, women, and children sing and dance around a bonfire, as well as jump over the fire itself.

The Novruz holiday has its roots in Persian Zoroastrianism, in which fire is symbolic. Azeris believe that jumping over the fire burns away the previous year’s sins and gives them a clean slate for the coming year.

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