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Feb 16, 2015

Exchanging Wedding Vows in Coffins In Thailand

Exchanging Wedding Vows in Coffins In Thailand

Thai couples believe lying briefly in coffins will get rid of bad luck and usher happiness into their lives.

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People take pictures and Buddhist monk chants as a groom and a bride lay inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Grooms and brides pose inside and around a pink coffin after their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Tantip and her partner Kamploy lie inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A girl, wearing traditional clothes, waits for brides and grooms to arrive to Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Sibb holds flowers between his parents standing in a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A groom prays before stepping into a pink coffin during his wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A banknote is seen inside a pink coffin before a couple stepped in it during their wedding ceremony to Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman holds a sign reading "Offering alms, Sleeping in coffins, Last round" as she invites people at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A groom and a bride lay inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A bride prays before stepping into a pink coffin during her wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Brides and grooms pray before stepping into a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Tantip and Kamploy take pictures of themselves before stepping into a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Brides and grooms pray before stepping into a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A Buddhist monk looks at a bride and a groom before they step into a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A groom and a bride hold flowers inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Couples wear ropes around their heads before stepping into a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A groom dances as he arrives on a horse for his wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Sibb holds flowers between between his parents laying inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Chairs and ropes are ready for a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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