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Oroqen, Ewenki people worship their forest deity

2008-11-29 08:06:31 GMT2008-11-29 16:06:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A totem of the mountain deity Bainaqia is escorted during a ceremony in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Nov. 28, 2008. Ethical people from Oroqen and Ewenki nationalities on Friday worshiped their forest deity of Bainaqia, praying for safty and auspiciousness. (Xinhua Photo)

A totem of the mountain deity Bainaqia is escorted during a ceremony in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Nov. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

A shaman performs during a sacrifice ceremony in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Nov. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

A totem of the mountain deity Bainaqia is escorted by hunters during a ceremony in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Nov. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

People try to set up a totem of the mountain deity Bainaqia during a ceremony in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Nov. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Ethical people from Oroqen and Ewenki nationalities in Yakeshi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday worshiped their forest deity of Bainaqia, praying for safty and auspiciousness.

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