A Cuban man, the Palo religion priest, draws a magical symbol on the young man's skin during a secret initiation ritual of the Palo Monte religion in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, August 1, 2009. The Palo religion (Las Reglas de Congo) belongs to the group of syncretic religions which developed in Cuba amongst the black slaves, originally brought from Congo during the colonial period. Palo, having its roots in spiritual concepts of the indigenous people in Africa, worships the spirits and natural...more »
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