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Balinese devotees celebrate Melasti purification festival

A woman cries during a state of trance during Melasti Ceremony in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The ritual is held annually and is intended to cleanse and purify the soul. Photograph: Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

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Balinese devotees celebrate Melasti purification festival

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