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Sikh devotees present food they received from the ‘langar,’ a free, community kitchen, as an offering to the gurdwara before eating it at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple.

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Hindu worshipers gather to offer animal sacrifices and other offerings to Hindu gods outside a temple near Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Blood and leaves scatter an offering site where animals are sacrificed to gain blessing from Hindu gods at a Hindu temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal.

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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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A Nosu 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 Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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The Bobgil Shrine compound on the road to Lerik, Azerbaijan, is considered a holy place by the Talysh people. These men have come during the Novruz holiday to offer a sheep sacrifice to God as a way of seeking forgiveness of sin. Novruz is a spring celebration and has its roots in Persian Zoroastrianism. The Talysh people are an Iranian people group who live in Iran and Azerbaijan.

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