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Lion Dance to ward off demons, A mirror is attached to the head of the lion. Mirrors are believed to expel negative energy, evil and bad spirits, since negative energy would be reflected backwards, evil spirit would be frightened by their own appearance when looking into the mirror and hence would disappear. One horn is attached to the lion’s forehead; street scene, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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