Knives in cheeks for Thai festival

September 29, 2013

THAILAND, PHUKET TOWN : Knives to swords and rifles are inserted into cheeks as devotees gather at the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket on October 10, 2013. The nine-day annual Vegetarian Festival in southern Thailand then sees participants take part in a street procession carrying idols on palanquins as fire-crackers explode.