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Shiites celebrate the birthday of the 12th Imam, Muhammad al Mahdi.
Orthodox worshippers leavingÂSt. Ann's Church after attending Holy Saturday...
Father Jan Polansky, an Orthodox priest, blessing the worshipers during Easter...
Priest Jan Polansky holds burning candles while he recites the The Paschal...
Burning votive candles at the Orthodox church of St. Ann during the Orthodox...
Orthodox priest Jan Polansky says prayers during the Holy Saturday Easter...
Easter baskets left to be blessed by Orthodox priest Jan Polansky during...
Priest Jan Polansky waves an incense censer over Easter baskets during...
An Orthodox devotee praying on her knees before a picture of Jesus Christ on a...
An Orthodox devotee praying on her knees before a picture of Jesus Christ on a...
A woman carries an Easter basket containing Easter bread (Paskha), painted...
A woman carries an Easter basket containing Easter bread (Paskha), painted...
Tour buses parked along the highway beside tiny Baishatun village from where a...
Devotees praying during Orthodox Holy Saturday at St. Ann's Church.
A statue of the goddess Mazu deity inside the 200 year old Taoist (Daoism)...
Priest Jan Polansky bows before a picture of Jesus Christ on a Holy Shroud in...
A great crowd gathers as the palanquin in which the goddess Mazu deity is...
Temple workers start swining the palanquin bearing the ancient goddess Mazu...
Father Jan Polansky swinging a thurible (incense burner) over the 'body of...
The goddess Mazu deity is carried to the palanquin (left) inside which it will...
Exhausted worshippers take a nap along the route of the Mazu pilgrimage as...
Firecrackers explode in the crowd as performers dressed as temple spirits...
Villagers gather at the 200 year old Taoist (Daoism) Gongtian Temple for a...
Orthodox priest's assistants carry a Bible and candles during Good Friday at...
Villagers gather at the 200 year old Taoist (Daoism) Gongtian Temple for a...
Villagers gather at the 200 year old Taoist (Daoism) Gongtian Temple for a...
Worshippers watching father Jan Polansky carrying Jesus' coffin during a...
Villagers gather at the 200 year old Taoist (Daoism) Gongtian Temple for a...
Priest Jan Polansky waves an incense censer during Orthodox Good Friday at St.
A young girl sleeps in her father's arms as villagers gather at the 200 year...
A man sleeps on a bench in front of BethlehemÂChapelÂin the Old Town.
A fishing net secures the damaged roof of a church in the village of Quarff.
A Vietnamese girl waits in front of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...
A boy from the Chod folklore group, chasing a girl with a willow whip in an...
Children from the Chod folklore group, holding braided rods of willow. Custom...
A man whose ankles are shackled with an iron bar at the Mamman Mai Mari...
A man whose ankles are shackled with iron bars copies out Islamic texts at the...
Boys locked together to iron bars in the Mamman Mai Mari Qur'anic Islamic and...
Patients at a religious service at the Emmanuel Rehabilitation Centre for...
Healing taking place at Jesus Divine Temple. Staff there say they stopped...
Refugees pray in the courtyard of a mosque at the Maslakh Refugee Camp.
Refugees pray in the courtyard of a mosque at the Maslakh Refugee Camp.
Devotees leave after offering prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday...
A man prays at the roadside as night falls.
Traditional priest Yatta Chabi Ota outside the Vodoun (Voodoo) temple in...
Shopkeepers hold a shura (meeting), guarded by US marines and the ANA (Afghan...
A man prepares sheep to sell in a market ahead of the feast of Eid al-Adha.
A group of shopkeepers pray after holding a Shura (meeting), guarded by US...
Christian statues at Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A traditional...
Tree roots subsuming a donation box at Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A...
The Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A traditional Vodoun (Voodoo) fetish...
A group of shopkeepers leave after a Shura (meeting), which was guarded by US...
Shopkeepers hold a shura (meeting), guarded by US marines and the ANA (Afghan...
A group of shopkeepers leave after a Shura (meeting), which was guarded by US...
A group of shopkeepers pray after holding a Shura (meeting), guarded by US...
Pensioner, Vlasta Krajickova (67),Âpraying during Easter Sunday Mass at the...
People from the local Vietnamese community praying during a Vietnamese Easter...
A man of Vietnamese origin praying during a Vietnamese Easter Sunday Mass at...
Altar boys and an altar girl holding lighted candles during an EasterÂVigil...
Worshipers lighting candles during an EasterÂVigil on the night ofÂHoly...
A woman meditates at the Lord's Tomb in the Church of the Assumption of the...
Beninese scientists and conservationists Gboja Mariano Houngbedji (left) and...
A woman meditates at the Lord's Tomb on Good Friday in a Meditation Garden.
A family belonging to the Celestial Church of Christ worshipping on the beach.
Beninese conservationists Alfred Oga (left) and Yves Olatoundji supervising a...
Forest guards Clement Zounmenou (left) and Dominic Hounton in a small sacred...
Seikpon Arakoue and his son Ignace Isatchon, members of a land-owning clan and...
Kakpo Somonnin, a diviner, on the site of what is intended to be a forest...
Altar boys and girls of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...
Sebastien Bio, a member of a land-owing clan and the forest protection...
Altar boys and girls of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...
Karin Ostertag and one of her dogs on an outcrop above the Tobe protected...
Mathieu, armed with his shotgun, in a cashew plantation near the village of...
Issossimam Assis (32), a forest guard, at his camp on the edge of the...
Catholic priest Pavel Petrasovsky of Church of the Assumption of the Blessed...
'Petit Robert', a traditional healer, at his home in Bougou. He relies heavily...
Ali 'Baba' Biao who instigated moves to protect what remains of a sacred...
Abdou Dramane (52), a former hunter and now an eco-guard in the sacred forest...
Catholic priest Pavel Petrasovsky offers a girl a Communion wafer during a...
Yaya Chabi Ota, an eco-guard in the sacred forest he protects in Kikele. The...
An eight year old Maruska, an altar girl, praying during a Maundy Thursday...
Aboudou Wassiou Dramane (23) clearing land for crops on the edge of a sacred...
Simon, an eleven year old altar boy, holds a pitcher of water for Catholic...
Appolinaire Oussou Lio, the founder of the NGO GRABE Benin (Groupe de...
Helene Tovitounhlan (40), standing in a bed of forest plants used in...
Sedogbo Mehounou (72) is a member of a village committee responsible for a...
Catholic priest Pavel Petrasovsky washes the feet of believer during a Maundy...
Semassa Adande is a member of a village committee responsible for a tiny...
Raymond Hinnouhou Adokpo (77) is the guardian of a kapok tree (Ceiba petandra)...
Felix Gbetekanlin, who estimates his age at 65, is a traditional healer and...
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