Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day
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Feb. 25, 2013.Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand.Kerek Wongsa—Reuters
Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day
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Feb. 25, 2013.Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand.
Kerek Wongsa—Reuters
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