SALVADOR, July 6, 2014 - A woman ties a ribbon at the Senhor do Bonfim Church in Salvador, Brazil, July 6, 2014. The traditional ribbons of the Senhor do Bonfim, are tied with knots in three places, each knot represents a wish, which must remain secret and is granted only when the ribbon breaks on its own. Religious people and superstitious tourists, whom visit the church, hang their ribbons on the fences of the church lobby as part of the custom. Originally, the ribbons came in ten different colors, representing thespirits which correspond to the forces of nature in African-Brazilian religions. The Senhor do Bonfim, which is a catholic temple, was built in the 18th century on a hill in the Itapagipe Peninsula.

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