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Sparks Fly: Balinese Lash Each Other With Burning Husks

Balinese men lash each other with burning coconut husks other during "Mesabatan Api," a sacred purification ritual.
Image: Balinese men lashing burning coconut husks off each other during 'Mesabatan Api'
Balinese men lashing burning coconut husks off each other during 'Mesabatan Api' a sacred firefighting ritual at a Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia, on Oct. 8. Firdia Lisnawati / AP

Balinese men lash each other with burning coconut husks during "Mesabatan Api," a sacred purification ritual at a Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday.

Image: Balinese men lash burning coconut husks during "Mesabatan Api," in Bali on Wednesday.
Balinese men lash burning coconut husks during "Mesabatan Api," in Bali on Wednesday.Firdia Lisnawati / AP