Early each morning before the bulls are let loose into the streets of Pamplona, the bravest runners gather for a "prayer" to Saint Fermin. They shake their rolled up newspapers in-sync and yell "Viva San Fermin. Gora San Fermin"
Below the high snows of Kang Yatse in Ladakh's Markha valley, the small village of Hangkar contains old walls of mani stones. These are carved with mantras - prayers of compassion, and praise for the Buddha. (50% to charities working in the Himalaya)