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Thousands of Monks Flood Bangkok Streets for Alms Giving

Image: Thousands of Buddhist monks attend a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district
Thousands of Buddhist monks attend a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district November 23, 2014. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / Reuters

Thousands of Buddhist monks participated in a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district on Sunday. They helped collect supplies and dried foods for Buddhist monks and civil servants working in the troubled southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

Image: Buddhist monks walk past people to collect donations from them during a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district
Buddhist monks collect donations from during a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district on Nov. 23, 2014. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / Reuters

— Reuters, The Associated Press