I took this photo of a guy flagellating himself during a new year's parade in a small town near Taichung. I never knew the name of the town because I was on an inter-city bus to somewhere else when the traffic of this procession put a stop to the bus. So I climbed out the back emergency door to photograph the spectacle. The guy is in a trance and to show his possession he beats him lightly with a ball spiked with nails -- sharp ends outward.
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