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March 19, 2023

A practitioner performs a "villain hitting" ceremony and waves paper over a customer under the Canal Road Flyover in Hong Kong, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. People holding a grudge may have found a way to release it in Hong Kong’s “villain hitting” ritual. To relieve themselves from a bad mood, customers paid ritual practitioners who work underneath the Canal Road Flyover in Causeway Bay, one of the city's shopping districts, and watched them bashing an image of their target with a shoe. It could be anyone — rival lovers and unfriendly colleagues, or horrible bosses and unlikeable public figures. (AP Photo/Louise Delmotte)