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A. Abbas
"After Islam and Christianity, I was wondering which religion I should photograph, fascinated as I was by religion lived as a cultural phenomenon rather than a faith.
My curiosity led me towards polytheism, cults that the 'People of the Book' treat at best with condescendence and at worst with spite, something that has always left me perplexed: How can a belief in a single god be morally superior to cults which worship many gods? Aren't Judaism, Christianity and Islam impregnated by animist rituals and beliefs?
One day in flight, in one of those thick reviews that are part of the modern traveler's...

A. Abbas 2000

JAPAN. Mie. Ise. 2000. Imperial Geku Shinto shrine. Sacred rope,...
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JAPAN. Tokyo. White doves are kept at the Yasukuni Shinto shrine,...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. An ovaa (shamanic altar) on...
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JAPAN. Izumo. Oyashimo Shinto shrine. Visitors inscribe an oracle...
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CUBA. Havana. 1997. Blood from sacrified animals and feathers...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Spirit of the bird...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Village of Sukpak. 2001. At...
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HAITI. Seau d'Eau. 2000. Pilgrims from all over the country as...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. A boy drinks water from a...
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HAITI. Plaine du Nord. 2000. At Bassin Saint Jacques, a woman...
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HAITI. Seau d'Eau. 2000. Pilgrims from all over the country as...
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HAITI. Sukri. 2000. Hounsis (ladies dressed in white) go in trance...
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MALI. Mopti. 2002. City dwellers by the river Niger at dawn.
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A. Abbas 1998

SOUTH KOREA. Chan Hak Dong village. 1998. Guru Hampul Sonsa is...
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MALI. Vedie village. Dogon masks are brought out during funeral...
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HAITI. Seau d'Eau. 2000. Mixing voodoo rituals with Catholicism,...
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A. Abbas 1993

SAUDI ARABIA. Plain of Arafat. Hajj pilgrimage. A pilgrim builds...
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A. Abbas 2004

ISRAEL. Jerusalem. At the Har Hamenekut Jewish cemetery, stones...
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FRANCE. Lourdes. Pilgrims pass their hands over the stone of...
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ALGERIA. Near Timimoun. 1981. Muslim cemetery in the desert.
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MALI. Dogon country. Nionghono village. Stones for an altar or...
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A. Abbas 1995

PHILIPPINES. Mount Banahao. In a mixture of Christian and pagan...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Shaman LUDA uses smoke...
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BRAZIL. Sao Paulo state. Aparecida do Norte. 1996. Candles offered...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Village of Sukpak. Shaman...
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CUBA. Havana. A goat's testicles are cut to be offered to African...
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SENEGAL. Etome. The Diolas of the Casamance region are mostly...
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A. Abbas 1998

RUSSIA. Veliokoretskaya. At the end of their 120 kms walk, pilgrims...
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JAPAN. Kyoto. Shimogama shrine. A sacred rope, called "shimenawa",...
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RUSSIA. Moscow. 1998. Portrait of a deceased man over his tomb...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. A girl holds her pet...
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RUSSIA. Moscow. Russian shaman VERA pays her respects to the...
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RUSSIA. Moscow. Russian shaman VERA cleanses a patient of evil...
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RUSSIA. Moscow. Russian shaman VERA cleanses patients of evil...
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RUSSIA. Moscow. A patient in her car after being cleansed of...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Village of Belder. Nomad's...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Shaman AY CHUREK, founder...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Russian shaman VERA...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Shamans of the Dungur...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Village of Belder. 2001. Shamans...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Village of Belder. A shaman...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. 2001. Shaman ZOE cleanses...
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RUSSIA. Siberia. Republic of Tuva. Kyzyl. Birds become spirits...
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JAPAN. Kyoto. Shinto shrine.
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JAPAN. Suzuka. Tsubaki Dai shrine. A Shinto priest performs "harae"...
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JAPAN. Nara. Kashihara shrine. A Shinto priest, wearing his formal...
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JAPAN. Suzuka. Fa Shrine. Shinto ritual on Buddhist tombstones....
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