Voodoo ritual
Voodoo ritual

In Port-Au-Prince,"hundreds of Voodoo practitioners chanted, prayed and pounded drums Sunday to honor earthquake victims in an unusually public ceremony for a religion most often celebrated in private homes." 

The white-clad voodooists, many with black sashes around their arms, walked under the scorching Caribbean sun from a downtown plaza to the shoreline, where they asked for the spirits of the dead to be cleansed in the ocean and sent on their way to reincarnation.

Emily Segal

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