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Friday, 15 November, 2002, 09:05 GMT
In pictures: Bali cleansing ritual
Thousands of people have attended an elaborate Hindu ceremony at the site of last month's deadly bombings on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

Balinese girls perform a dance during the purification ceremony at the bomb site in front of the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali
The ceremony was an attempt to restore spiritual harmony following the devastating bombs.

Man pulls a face (background) as another man drinks chicken blood during prayer for the bombing victims (AP photo)
Some people drank chicken blood as part of a purification ritual, but it was not to everyone's taste.

Men carry a cow's head in preparation for sacrificial ceremony
Several cows, goats, pigs and geese were sacrificed on the beach.

Foreign tourists sit with local residents during the ceremony (AFP photo); Balinese women carry oblation  (AP photo)
Foreign tourists joined local people to mourn the dead and pray for peace.

Hundreds of Balinese gather during prayer for the bombing victims at the blast site in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
The ceremony took place amid the charred vehicles and piles of rubble at the bomb site.

Balinese security guards watch over preparations for the grand purification ceremony at the blast site in front of the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali,
Police said they had deployed more than 4,000 officers on the island to tighten security for the event.

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