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Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi

Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi August 7, 2014. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Hungry Ghost Festival

Believers in Asia offer food and incense to keep the spirits of the dead happy and bring good luck. (Reuters)