December 30, 2015 17:17 IST

Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda followers welcome New Year 2016

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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters
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Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess at the end of every year, to give thanks and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. Credit: Reuters