Cusco, Peru: Andean faith leaders, Christian priests, and members of the Japanese Buddhist community Shinnyo-en gather together at Saksaywaman, a complex of stone walls from the Inca Empire, to participate in fire ceremonies from both the Buddhist and Andean religious traditions. The fires from the two rituals were taken by firebrands and combined on a single torch.
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