Photo of the Day: 18 August 2011

Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images/National Post PHOTO OF THE DAY 18 AUGUST Ethnic Chinese devotees set fire to a 26.71 foot (8.1 m) ...


PHOTO OF THE DAY
18 AUGUST


Ethnic Chinese devotees set fire to a 26.71 foot (8.1 m) high paper-made statue of Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or Guardian God of Ghosts during the festive event of Hungry Ghost in Malaysia's northern town of Bukit Mertajam on August 16, 2010. In the Chinese tradition the seventh month of the lunar year is regarded as the Ghost Month in which spirits and ghosts come down to earth. During this festival the devotees burn paper-made models to appease the wandering spirits and offers prayers.

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