- Hindu Tamil worshippers gather in India, South Africa, Malaysia and Sri Lanka during the Thaipusam festival
- The worshippers pierce their flesh to draw blood with hooks and skewers without displaying any signs of pain
- The Thaipusam festival is a festival that celebrates the faith, endurance and penance of the worshippers
These images and video capture the moment thousands of Hindu worshippers gathered in the streets of Chennai in India this Thursday to perform their bloody rituals.
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