NINE EMPEROR GODS FESTIVAL

A temple volunteer carries a giant joss stick during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple volunteer carries a giant joss stick during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee resting after perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee resting after perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A devotees perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A temple devotee perform prayers during Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013. The nine-day Taoist festival, believers welcome the “emperor gods” who they believe live amongst the stars, in order to bring good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the festival, which begins on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, where they consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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