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    Haitians seek protection in voodoo

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Voodoo, a veneration of the spirits imported centuries ago by slaves from Africa, is an important spiritual practice in Haiti.

    Widely revered as a source of personal power and protection, voodoo can also bring misfortune if the spirits are not appeased.

    Followers of the ancient practice are said to be at one with nature.

    Voodoo practitioners say that the challenge for voodoo is to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake so that the country can be in harmony with nature.

    Jonah Hull reports from Gonaives in Haiti.
    (2 Feb 2010)