Boy Monk with Gun
Category: Spontaneous Moments
Photo and caption by Joyce Le Mesurier
At the annual Ananda Harvest Festival in Bagan, Myanmar, thousands of monks from all over Myanmar came to receive alms. While walking around the vast temple grounds, I chanced upon this boy monk who was playing with his toy gun. Even though it was only a toy gun, I found this image a disturbing juxtaposition of the peace that Buddhism embodies and the violence that guns symbolise.
Location: Bagan, Myanmar
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