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Violent ancient war ritual in Balinese village

TENGANAN, KARANGASEM, BALI - JUNE 13: Two Tengananese men fight each other using thorny pandanus leaves on June 13, 2014 in Tenganan Pagringsingan Village, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Every year Tengananese people in the island of Bali celebrate a month-full ceremony called 'Usabha Sambah', to demonstrate respect to the God Indra, the Hindu god of war. One of the rituals during the ceremony is a Pandanus War or 'Mekare Kare', where two Tengananese men duel using thorny pandanus as their weapon. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)


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