Devotees gather round a tree at the home of Santera priestess Chuchita for a sacrificial Santeria ceremony honoring Saint Barbara's feast day, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 201

 

              Devotees gather round a tree at the home of Santera priestess Chuchita for a sacrificial Santeria ceremony honoring Saint Barbara
Devotees gather round a tree at the home of Santera priestess Chuchita for a sacrificial Santeria ceremony honoring Saint Barbara's feast day, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. In Cuba, the Catholic saint is associated with the Santeria diety Chango, the orisha of lighting, fire, and war where believers pay tribute to both every December 4 with offerings of flowers, fruit, burning candles, the beating of drums and animal sacrifices. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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