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Hungry Ghost Festival

Ethnic Chinese in Kajang, Malaysia, carrying a paper-mache statue of the Guardian God of Ghosts Friday before setting it alight. In Chinese tradition, the seventh month of the lunar year is as Hungry Ghost Month—when spirits and ghosts come down to earth—so burn paper versions of items ranging from money (called ‘hell money’) and houses to cars and iPads to appease the wandering spirits.

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