Viewfinder: Lion Dancers Mark the End of Taiwan's Mazu Pilgrimage

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Lion dancers perform at Jenn Lann Temple during festivities marking the end of the nine-day Mazu Pilgrimage, on April 22nd, 2018, in Dajia near Taichung, Taiwan. The annual Mazu Pilgrimage begins at Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung and sees around 200,000 pilgrims walk up to 12 hours each day for nine days carrying a statue of Chinese sea goddess Mazu in a sedan chair. The journey covers around 350 kilometers, much of it through mountainous and rugged terrain, and visits more than 100 temples before returning to Taichung.

Lion dancers perform at Jenn Lann Temple during festivities marking the end of the nine-day Mazu Pilgrimage, on April 22nd, 2018, in Dajia near Taichung, Taiwan. The annual Mazu Pilgrimage begins at Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung and sees around 200,000 pilgrims walk up to 12 hours each day for nine days carrying a statue of Chinese sea goddess Mazu in a sedan chair. The journey covers around 350 kilometers, much of it through mountainous and rugged terrain, and visits more than 100 temples before returning to Taichung.

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