NINE EMPEROR GODS

Malaysian Chinese devotee rest after burning a coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotee rest after burning a coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees carry a statue during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees carry a statue during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Devotees wait for the fire walking ceremony to start during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Devotees wait for the fire walking ceremony to start during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees will walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees will walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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 Young Malaysian Chinese wait for the fire walking ceremony to start during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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 Young Malaysian Chinese wait for the fire walking ceremony to start during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees walk barefoot over burning coals during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Feet of a Malaysian Chinese devotees after walks on hot coals with barefoot during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Feet of a Malaysian Chinese devotees after walks on hot coals with barefoot during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees carry a statue during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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

Malaysian Chinese devotees carry a statue during the last day of Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Nine Emperor Gods temple outside Kuala Lumpur on October 02, 2014. 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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