Warriors from the aboriginal Tsou tribe join hands round a wood fire to sing a song to welcome the God of War at the Mayasvi ceremony in the small village of Tefuye in central Taiwan's Alishan mountain range. The traditional ceremony to welcome the God of War is the most important festival in the Tsou calendar and is also a coming-of-age rite for boys that helps the tribe honour and affirm their cultural heritage

03 Mar 2005, Taiwan — Warriors from the aboriginal Tsou tribe join hands round a wood fire to sing a song to welcome the God of War at the Mayasvi ceremony in the small village of Tefuye in central Taiwan’s Alishan mountain range March 3, 2005. The traditional ceremony to welcome the God of War is the most important festival in the Tsou calendar and is also a coming-of-age rite for boys that helps the tribe honour and affirm their cultural heritage. | Location: Alishan, Taiwan. — Image by © Richard Chung/Reuters/Corbis

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