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Photos of the day - August 11, 2014

A Tenggerese shaman praying for an worshipper as they collect holy water at Widodaren cave during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia. The festival is the main festival of the Tenggerese people and lasts about a month. On the fourteenth day, the Tenggerese make the journey to Mount Bromo to make offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock to the mountain gods by throwing them into the volcano's caldera. The origin of the festival lies in the 15th century when a princess named Roro Anteng started the principality of Tengger with her husband Joko Seger, and the childless couple asked the mountain Gods for help in bearing children. The legend says the Gods granted them 24 children but on the provision that the 25th must be tossed into the volcano in sacrifice. The 25th child, Kesuma, was finally sacrificed in this way after initial refusal, and the tradition of throwing sacrifices into the caldera to appease the mountain Gods continues today. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Photos of the day - August 11, 2014

Yahoo NewsAugust 11, 2014


A Tenggerese shaman praying for a worshipper as they collect holy water at Widodaren cave during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Indonesia, African penguins swim in their new pool enclosure in Wroclaw Zoo in Poland and a girl buys candy at a makeshift store in Manila are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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