New Year Devotees Feast the Saint of Death

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A follower shows a ring of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, near at the saint’s altar at Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. Followers gather at the saint’s altar at the start of the new year to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank the saint for favours that have been granted and to ask for new ones in the new year. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)
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Feast of Saint John in the Philippines: Mud People, Water Fights, Costumed Roasted Pigs

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People covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves walk from a rice field to church during a religious festival held in honour of St John the Baptist, in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, Philippines. (AFP)
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