This is the Earth God of an indigenous tribal village in eastern Taiwan. Unlike people in the lowlands who make offerings of incense sticks and food to their Earth God, the indigenous people pay respects to their god with rice wine, cigarettes, and betel nuts. (Photo by Jeffrey Shen)
The sarcophagus of Selçuk Hatun (1407-1485), an Ottoman princess known for her humanitarian work, as she built mosques and distributed food. Daughter of 5th Sultan Mehmed I, she outlived her nephew, 7th Sultan Mehmed II, only to back the loser in an ensuing succession war. Green Tomb. Bursa, Turkey.
In Vaikom Mahadev temple every night before closing the main gate of the temple, holding the torch in hand, the temple servants stand on all four gates and make a sound – is there anyone who is hungry for dinner. If a person says yes, then the temple gates are closed only after feeding them.