This Week in Photos, Dec. 27, 2013 - Jan. 2, 2014
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A worshipper walks away after tossing offerings into the ocean during a ceremony honoring Iemanja, Goddess of the Sea, as part of traditional New Year's celebrations on the sands of Copacabana beach on December 28, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iemanja is a goddess from the African Candomble religion brought to Brazil by West African slaves. Devotees traditionally mark the day dressed in white while carrying a statue of Iemanja to the beach along with lighting candles and tossing flowers and other offerings into the sea.
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