Image of Asia: Ritual firefighting in Indonesia

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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 9:36 AM
Image of Asia: Ritual firefighting in Indonesia

In this photo by Firdia Lisnawati, Balinese men lash burning coconut husks at each other during Mesabatan Api, or sacred firefighting, at a Hindu temple on Bali island in Indonesia. The ritual aims to foster brotherhood and ward off bad luck. It is part of an anniversary celebration for the Banjar Tuban temple in Kuta.