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Napping Shopkeeper

A young merchant naps amid a large inventory of Buddhist deity statues in a stall in Bangkok. All Thai Buddhist males over 20 years are expected to ordain as a monk at some point during their lives. But the decision of a young man to become a monk is not looked upon lightly: often the path is undertaken to improve karma for oneself or one's family.

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A young merchant naps amid a large inventory of Buddhist deity statues in a stall in Bangkok. All Thai Buddhist males over 20 years are expected to ordain as a monk at some point during their lives. But the decision of a young man to become a monk is not looked upon lightly: often the path is undertaken to improve karma for oneself or one's family.