12 of 20: Women from the Sunrise Order dressed as nymphs attend the ritual of the ellipse at the annual festival of the Vale do Amanhecer, or Sunrise Valley Festival, in Planaltina, Brazil, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Vale do Amanhecer is a spiritual community founded in 1959 by the medium Tia Neiva and its doctrine contains elements from Christianity, Spiritualism, Mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions and ancient Egyptian beliefs. The community has more than 600 temples throughout Brazil and other countries. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (AP Photo/ Eraldo Peres)

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