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Saint Lazarus cult in Bahia
Baiana women perform the ‘popcorn bath’, an Afro-Brazilian spiritual cleansing ritual, in front of the St. Lazarus church in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 30 January 2012. Every year on the last Sunday of January, the religious festival of Saint Lazarus takes place on a hill where the chapel of the same name was built in the 18th century. Faithful, of both the Catholic and Candomblé religions, dressed in the traditional white, usually undergo a purification cleansing ritual...more »
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Date > 30 Jan 2011
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