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Oct 18, 2015

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures

Devotees celebrate an annual vegetarian festival in Thailand with face piercings. Your daily dose of bizarre pictures in this gallery.

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures
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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures
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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with knives pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with knives and metal objetcs pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures
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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures
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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cuts his tongue with an axe during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine cut their tongues with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

Vegetarian festival 2015 in Thailand in pictures
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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine bleed from his back after flagellation with axes during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with flowers pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with knives pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with knives pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walks with knives and metal objetcs pierced through their cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Devotees of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine reacts as fire crackers explode during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine walks with guns pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine prays with people in front of an altar celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Devotees of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine reacts as fire crackers explode during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine walks with spikes pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine have knives pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine walks with guns pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine pierces a motorcycle handlebar through his cheeks before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine pierces a motorcycle handlebar through his cheeks before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with a motorcycle handlebar pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with a motorcycle handlebar pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with a motorcycle handlebar pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with spikes pierced in his cheeks, pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with guns pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine has his cheeks pierced before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with guns pierced through his cheeks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine sits with an axe pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with spikes pierced at his cheeks and lips pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with his tongue pierced with a selfie stick walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with spikes pierced at his cheeks and lips pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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People look as a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with a rifle pierced in his cheek, walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with umbrellas pierced in his cheeks walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks among fire crackers during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine has his cheek pierced before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with a piece of a car wheel pierced through his cheek pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine sits with an axe pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine cuts his tongue to make it bleed during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine walks with a tricycle pierced through his cheek during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with a shovel pierced through his cheek walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine carries an altar during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with knives pierced through his cheeks walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with spikes pierced at his cheeks and lips pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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