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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Update: Did somebody say Nepal? If you did, you are right. In the photo, a medium in a trance sucks blood from a live goat while performing rituals during the Shikali festival at Khokana village in Lalitpur. During the festival local villagers sacrifice animals in the name of deities to receive blessings.

After an overwhelming response to our “photo of the day” yesterday, we were encouraged to find this photograph that is even more extraordinary and was taken in a country that does not make headlines very often.

In the photo below, blood from a live goat is being sucked during an ethnic ritual where people sacrifice animals in hopes of receiving blessings from the gods. Can you tell us where in the world such a ritual might be taking place?


A medium in a trance sucks blood from a live goat while performing rituals. (REUTERS)

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