'Tiaoqian' Praying Ceremony Held To Scare Away Evil Spirits At Youning Temple : News Photo

'Tiaoqian' Praying Ceremony Held To Scare Away Evil Spirits At Youning Temple

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HUZHU COUNTY, CHINA - FEBRUARY 8: (CHINA OUT) A lama burns a thing symbolizing evil spirits during the 'Tiaoqian' praying ceremony at the Youning Temple on February 8, 2009 in Huzhu County of Qinghai Province, China. The Youning Temple holds the annual 'Tiaoqian' ceremony in the first lunar month each year. During the ceremony, monks will wear colourful traditional clothes and masks, performing the 'Fawang Dance' and 'Horse-headed Warrior Dance' to scare away evil spirits. Pilgrims also pray for good luck during the ceremony. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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HUZHU COUNTY, CHINA - FEBRUARY 8: (CHINA OUT) A lama burns a thing symbolizing evil spirits during the 'Tiaoqian' praying ceremony at the Youning Temple on February 8, 2009 in Huzhu County of Qinghai Province, China. The Youning Temple holds the annual 'Tiaoqian' ceremony in the first lunar month each year. During the ceremony, monks will wear colourful traditional clothes and masks, performing the 'Fawang Dance' and 'Horse-headed Warrior Dance' to scare away evil spirits. Pilgrims also pray for good luck during the ceremony. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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