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Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Dressed in clothes dominated by neon pinks and greens with elaborate headgear, their lips and cheeks brightly rouged, about 50 boys perform a rite of passage to initiate them as Buddhist novices.
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April 25, 2018
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, poses for a portrait during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, poses for a portrait during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, while he visits a relative's house outside Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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April 25, 2018
Children are carried on shoulders during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Children are carried on shoulders during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys stay inside a temple during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys stay inside a temple during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
August, 8, is dressed up by his relatives inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
August, 8, is dressed up by his relatives inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn (L), 10, and Gorsak Kong Tawan, 13, rest at an altar made for them at their home...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn (L), 10, and Gorsak Kong Tawan, 13, rest at an altar made for them at their home after an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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April 25, 2018
A woman smears a boy with paste made from thanaka bark after his hair was shaved in preparation for an...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
A woman smears a boy with paste made from thanaka bark after his hair was shaved in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys have their hair cut in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys have their hair cut in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. Their shorn hair is wrapped in lotus leaves and saved as a keepsake by their mothers. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys with their heads smeared with thanaka bark wait to pray inside a temple after being shaved in preparation...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys with their heads smeared with thanaka bark wait to pray inside a temple after being shaved in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Gorsak Kong Tawan, 13, is carried by a relative after using the toilet at their home in Mae Hong Son,...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Gorsak Kong Tawan, 13, is carried by a relative after using the toilet at their home in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. Boys who participate in an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, are not allowed to touch the ground or walk by themselves until the festival has ended. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys prepare their novice robes at Wat Klang Thung temple where they temporarily live after entering...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys prepare their novice robes at Wat Klang Thung temple where they temporarily live after entering the Buddhist novicehood in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
August, 8, is dressed up for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
August, 8, is dressed up for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
A man carries a boy on shoulders during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
A man carries a boy on shoulders during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, dances while is carried on the shoulders of a relative during an annual Poy...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, dances while is carried on the shoulders of a relative during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys stay inside a temple during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys stay inside a temple during an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
A boy waits inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
A boy waits inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Phuwadol Kong Tawan (L), 11, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, dance as they...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Phuwadol Kong Tawan (L), 11, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, dance as they sit on the shoulders of their relatives during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Phuwadol Kong Tawan (L), 11, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, pray for a merchant...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Phuwadol Kong Tawan (L), 11, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, pray for a merchant at a market while being carried on shoulders during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn (L), 10, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Phuwadol Kong Tawan, 11, have lunch after...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Danusorn Sdisaithaworn (L), 10, Gorsak Kong Tawan (C), 13, and Phuwadol Kong Tawan, 11, have lunch after praying in a house of a relative during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys walk for almsgiving early morning after entering the Buddhist novicehood at a temple where they...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys walk for almsgiving early morning after entering the Buddhist novicehood at a temple where they live for one or two months during their school holidays, studying Buddhist scripture, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys walks for almsgiving early morning after entering the Buddhist novicehood at a temple where they...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys walks for almsgiving early morning after entering the Buddhist novicehood at a temple where they live for one or two months during their school holidays, studying Buddhist scripture, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys sleep at Wat Klang Thung temple, where novice monks temporarily live after entering the Buddhist...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys sleep at Wat Klang Thung temple, where novice monks temporarily live after entering the Buddhist novicehood in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys play with their mobile phones and tablets at Wat Klang Thung temple where they temporarily live...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys play with their mobile phones and tablets at Wat Klang Thung temple where they temporarily live after entering Buddhist novicehood, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Mr. Kasem rides a tuk-tuk carrying his new ordained sons Apiwvit and Phusit after their heads were shaved...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Mr. Kasem rides a tuk-tuk carrying his new ordained sons Apiwvit and Phusit after their heads were shaved at Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Women wait for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Women wait for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys have lunch after an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys have lunch after an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
A boy waits inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
A boy waits inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
August, 8, has his make up applied inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
August, 8, has his make up applied inside Wat Klang Thung temple in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long procession, part of the traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys with their heads smeared with thanaka bark wait to pray inside a temple after being shaved in preparation...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys with their heads smeared with thanaka bark wait to pray inside a temple after being shaved in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys have their hair shaved by monks in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys have their hair shaved by monks in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 25, 2018
Boys are bathed with scented water in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional...
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
The Wider Image: Beloved princes become Buddhist novices in Thailand
Boys are bathed with scented water in preparation for an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, in Mae Hong Son, Thailand April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "POY SANG" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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