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Street exorcism

<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 


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A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as her daughter sits next to her at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010.

 REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as her daughter sits next to her at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. ...more

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as her daughter sits next to her at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits touches the ground after he flagellates himself while in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits touches the ground after he flagellates himself while in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010....more

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits touches the ground after he flagellates himself while in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010.

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee lies on the ground in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 


REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A devotee lies on the ground in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee lies on the ground in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Devotees who are believed to be possessed by evil spirits stand in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Devotees who are believed to be possessed by evil spirits stand in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Devotees who are believed to be possessed by evil spirits stand in a state of trance at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. 

 REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A devotee who is believed to be possessed by evil spirits goes into a state of trance as others watch at the shrine of Sufi Saint Shahdaana Wali in Bareilly, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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