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12/08/2014 11:50 BST | Updated 12/08/2014 11:59 BST

Stunning Pictures Show Tenggerese Worshippers Gathering At Volcanic Crater To Make Offerings

These incredible pictures show Tenggerese Worshippers, an ancient sect from East Java, gathering at the crater of Mount Bromo for Yadnya Kasada – a festival that lasts a month and requires followers to make the trek to the summit to make offerings to the God of the Mountain. The Tenggerese put forth rice, fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers and livestock, which they thrown into the Volcanoes caldera. Yes - they throw live animals into a volcano.

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