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Monks releasing lanterns during Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Monks release glowing lanterns into the night sky during the Loy Krathong Buddhist Festival in Thailand. The photo, shot with a Canon 50D, captures “the essence of peace and serenity” of the event as the monks release their negative thoughts through the flying lanterns and focus on the future, the photographer says.

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Date Taken: 11.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
Photo Location: Thailand
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Copyright: © Daniel Nahabedian
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