In August, Buddhist and Taoist believers in Eastern Asia celebrate the Ghost Festival, a day where ghosts and spirits come out of the lower realm and walk the Earth together with the living.

See the pictures of the celebrations that have taken place from China to Malaysia in the gallery here.

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