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Wish Ribbons (Explore)

You may have noticed these ribbons before, on people's wrists, on luggage, etc. but maybe you don't know the origin; if you were to visit the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, you would undoubtedly notice the thousands of colorful ribbons that are attached to the fences around the church, as well as the doors.


These are wish ribbons, with different colors and inscriptions, that are supposed to grant specific wishes to the person who wears them until they naturally fall out.



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Taken on July 27, 2011