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Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets as firecrackers go off in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets as firecrackers go off in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees sit as they wait to join the parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees allow the spirits of gods to possess their bodies at the Bang Neow shrine on October 10, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets of downtown Phuket on October 10, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine on October 10, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees invite the spirits of gods to possess their bodies at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine on October 10, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine on October 10, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees invite the spirits of gods to possess their bodies at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is careful supervised. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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