April 18, 2013

Poi Sang Long Festival, Thailand

Photograph by Jack Kurtz, ZUMAPRESS/Alamy

Thailand's annual Poi Sang Long Festival marks the ordination of young Buddhists as novice monks. Here, boys costumed for the elaborate ceremony gather in the prayer hall at Wat Pa Pao, a temple in Chiang Mai. As part of the festival, attended by hundreds of onlookers, men will carry the boys on their shoulders through the temple grounds.

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