A young girl walks around the church of St. Bartholomew while carrying a black chicken, Wednesday, Aug. 24 2011, as part of a ritual expected to heal and protect children from the Devil, in Sao ... more 
A young girl walks around the church of St. Bartholomew while carrying a black chicken, Wednesday, Aug. 24 2011, as part of a ritual expected to heal and protect children from the Devil, in Sao Bartolomeu do Mar, Portugal. The ritual began at daybreak with children carrying black roosters around St. Bartholomew church three times, kissing a statue of the saint and then heading to the beach where they are dipped three times in the sea to complete the centuries old ritual. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paulo Duarte
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 9:48 AM EDT