Worshippers dressed in costumes react during a religion parade against the government's policy to cut down paper burnings in an attempt to improve air quality, in Taipei, Taiwan July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns filled downtown Taipei on Sunday as thousands marched in a colorful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks.About 100 temples took part in the demonstration, where performers carried statues of Taoist gods on their shoulders while others danced in larger-than-life costumes.Taoism and Buddhism are the predominant faiths in Taiwan, each with millions of followers and with worship centering around temple visits and festival events.While some devotees knelt and bowed as Taoist statutes passed by, others engaged in more violent forms of worship.One topless man was seen with blood dripping down his face after whacking himself with a serrated stick.
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