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6 Dec
Some people consider snakes as cursed, which motivates the capture of these reptiles for witchcraft rituals. It has led to the creation of a rescue group that's already making important discoveries with the recovered animals.
21 Feb 2021
Churches around the world have changed their Ash Wednesday rituals to adapt to the ongoing pandemic. Ashes are traditionally daubed onto the forehead of worshippers, but priests have had to find new ways to observe the rite while respecting Covid-19 restrictions.
2 Sep 2017
Muslims on the annual haj pilgrimage symbolically stone the devil in one of the main rituals of the occasion.

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