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Gallery: The Exorcist

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Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits, participates in an exorcism ritual performed by Hermes Cifuentes (not pictured) in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism on Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism on Marleny Munoz, 55, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism on Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism ritual on Irma Beatriz (bottom), 46, and Marleny Munoz (top), 55, both who claim to be possessed by spirits, in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism on Marleny Munoz, 55, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism on Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersHermes Cifuentes, called "Brother Hermes", performs an exorcism to Marleny Munoz, 55, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersIrma Beatriz, 46, who claims to be possessed by spirits, participates in an exorcism ritual performed by Hermes Cifuentes (not pictured) in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersIrma Beatriz, 46, who claims to be possessed by spirits, holds an egg and a cross during an exorcism ritual performed by Hermes Cifuentes in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: ReutersSome crosses, lemons, an egg and a candle, are elements used during an exorcism. Photo: AFPHermes Cifuentes, who is also known as "Brother Hermes", prays after performing an exorcism on Gisela Marulanda, 23, who claims to be possessed by spirits in La Cumbre, Valle. Photo: Reuters

A real-life exorcist claims his services are in such high demand that he performs ten services a week.

These images show willing participants smeared in dirt and surrounded by fire, limes and eggs, who have sought Brother Hermes' help to be 'healed'.

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