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Aug 5, 2015

Volcano Animal Sacrifice

Volcano Animal Sacrifice

Worshipers throw offerings such as livestock and other crops into the volcanic crater of Mount Bromo in Indonesia to give thanks to the Hindu gods.

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A Hindu villager holds his goat for offering as holy water is collected from a stream for prayers ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park during sunrise as seen from top of Mount Pananjakan BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Silhouettes of Hindu children from a village are seen as they walk to a temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hindu villagers eat a meal together, after leaving their offerings at a temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A Hindu villager carries offerings as he walks to the temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A young Hindu villager sits on motorcycle with his offering, a goat, on the way to a temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hindu villagers carry offerings as they walk to a temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A Hindu villager carries offerings as she walks to a temple ahead of the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers drag a cow to climb up after catching it shortly after Hindu worshippers threw the animal into the crater of Mount Bromo during the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A man holds a net as he tries to catch a chicken after Hindu worshippers threw their offerings during the Kasada Festival into a crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers hold nets as try to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers during the Kasada Festival at the crater of Mount Bromo, in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A man leads a goat down the slope of the mountain after managing to catch it from Hindu worshippers, who attempted to throw it into the crater as an offering, during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A Hindu worshipper throws vegetables into the crater as offerings during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A man holds a net as he waits with others to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers during the Kasada Festival at the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A Hindu worshipper holds out a chicken before throwing it into the crater as an offering during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hindu worshippers hold a goat, which will be thrown into the crater as their offering, during the Kasada Festival at crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers holds their nets as they wait for Hindu worshippers to throw their offerings into the crater during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers hold nets in an attempt to catch coins thrown as offerings by Hindu worshippers into the crater during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A villager holds onto a portion of a net while standing on the slope of the crater with others while waiting to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers into the crater during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A man carries a child on his back as they climb the slope of Bromo mountain to attend the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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People walk down the slope of Mount Bromo after attending the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A man holds a net up in the air as he stands along a slope of the crater waiting to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers into the crater during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A villager hands a goat to another after managing to catch it from a Hidu worshipper, who attempted to throw it into the crater as an offering, at Mount Bromo during the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hindu worshippers gather around a fire keep themselves warm as they wait for the Kasada Festival ceremony to commence at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers stand inside a temple as they wait for the Kasada Festival ceremony to commence at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Tenggerese shamans pray during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hindu worshippers stand on top of the crater of Mount Bromo as they attend the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers lead a calf up a slope after catching it shortly after Hindu worshippers attempted to throw it into the crater of Mount Bromo as an offering during the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers drag a cow to climb up after catching it shortly after Hindu worshippers threw the animal into the crater of Mount Bromo during the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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People walk on the slope of Bromo mountain as they attend the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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People stand on top of the crater of Mount Bromo to attend the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Tenggerese shamans sit during the Kasada Festival at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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