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Buddhists offer alms to monks to mark Asarnha Bucha Day in the Bang Lamphu area. Photo by Apichart Jinakul.

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Nakhon Ratchasima's Buddhist Lent candle festival and procession draws crowds to watch the display of elaborately-carved candles. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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Festival goers in Nakhon Ratchasima make donations as the Buddhist Lent procession passes by. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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Flower offerings are presented to monks at Wat Bowon Niwet as part of the annual Tak Bat Dok Mai merit-making ceremony held to mark the start of Buddhist lent. Photo by Chanat Katanyu.

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Visitors pose by wax sculptures of politicians. The special display in the grounds of the Thao Suranaree Statue in Nakhon Ratchasima was created to celebrate the start of Buddhist Lent. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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Buddhist devotees perform a candlelight wian tian ceremony on Asarnha Bucha Day at Wat Benchamabophit. Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya.

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Decorated boats float toward a local temple to usher in Buddhist Lent in Ayutthaya's Phak Hai district. Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill.

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Devotees come together at Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan in Saraburi's Phra Phutthabat district for a Tak Bat Dok Mai ceremony in which they offer flowers to monks. Photo by Thanarak Khoonton.

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Images from around the kingdom, captured by Post Photographers over the past seven days.

  • Published: 26 Jul 2013
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