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They scourge themselves in a somewhat paganistic manner considered medieval by many. This is done by stripping themselves naked from the waist up, walking barefooted under a midday sun and flagging themselves bloody with ropes and broken pieces of glass attached with strings to bamboo sticks. They do this as a means of atonement of their sins. It is a sort of retribution of their offenses and human weaknesses for past favor such as after going through some crisis or danger in their lives.

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  • Copyright: Melanie Diaz (missmd) (172)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-01
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Camera: D80 NIKON
  • Exposição: f/2, 1/2000 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 23:07
Viewed: 1985
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