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Extreme Monthly - 02 Nov 2012
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A devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with swords pierced through his cheeks takes part in a procession during the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket October 22, 2012. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums, and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)