Snake handling is not restricted to Christians from the American South.

Around the world,
people show their faith
in their gods
by handling snakes.
This fellow in Nepal
has a big whumping snake
draped around his shoulders.
Nepalese snake handler
Snake handling girl Here's a girl celebrating
an important time in her life.
A lovely white dress,
flowers in her hair, and,
of course, a handful of snakes.

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