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Exorcisms performed by "Brother Hermes" in Colombia

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Claudia Gaviria, 28, who claims to be possessed by spirits, attends a ritual of exorcism, on June 1, 2011, in La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. Hermes Cifuentes, or "Brother Hermes", as he calls himself, has been performing exorcism rituals during the last 20 years. Over 10 people consult him each week to practice rituals of healing and exorcism.

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Claudia Gaviria, 28, who claims to be possessed by spirits, attends a ritual of exorcism, on June 1, 2011, in La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.

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Eduardo Moreno, 55, who claims to be possessed by spirits, attends a ritual of exorcism, on June 1, 2011, in La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.