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Bhuddist funeral 04
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The brother of the victim (foreground) helps set up the funeral pyre made of big logs of wood.

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Bhuddist funeral 05
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A candle is placed in the middle of the pyre as part of the prayer to the victim.

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Bhuddist funeral 06
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Bhuddist monks get ready to start the ceremony, preparing instruments and choosing prayers.

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Bhuddist funeral 07
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The body of the victim is brought to the pyre, hidden from view by a sheet.

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Bhuddist funeral 08
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

In accordance with Buddhist custom, the corpse is not cremated laying flat, but instead is seated upright inside the wooden structure with its head up.

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Bhuddist funeral 09
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Villagers chop more wood in order to fully cover the corpse.

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Bhuddist funeral 10
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The ceremony begins with chanting as the fire is lit.

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Bhuddist funeral 11
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Devotional objects and offerings that will be thrown into the fire. Goodwill is created by these gifts and it is believed that goodwill helps the lingering spirit of the dead person.

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Bhuddist funeral 12
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The victim's brother blows a conch during the Buddhist chants.

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Bhuddist funeral 13
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Bhuddist funeral 14
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Bhuddist funeral 15
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The members of the village share rice liquor as the ceremony continues with more prayers and offerings thrown into the fire.

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Bhuddist funeral 16
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire burns more on the part facing the top of the hill, so, when it eventually crumbles, it will not roll down the hill.

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Bhuddist funeral 17
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The logs of the funeral pyre are pushed to the back to remain in place.

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Bhuddist funeral 18
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Everybody shares a moment of reverence, but without dramatization.

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Bhuddist funeral 20
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Portrait of monks attending the ceremony. The monks come with the family to the funeral. The family and all their friends give food and candles to the monks that will be used in the ceremony.

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Bhuddist funeral 02
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The stretcher used by the villagers to carry the body of the deceased to the top of a hill near the village for the cremation ceremony.

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Bhuddist funeral 03
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

For the cremation ceremony, the body is covered by a sheet and Khatas, traditional ceremonial scarves which symbolize purity and compassion.

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Sex Tourism: The Philippines' "Superm...
Angeles City, Philippines
By David Tacon
27 Apr 2015

Known as the ‘supermarket of sex’, Angeles City’s Fields Avenue red light strip in the Philippines originally arose to service the former Clark US Air Force Base in the Philippines. Today solo male travelers, mainly from all over Asia (but mainly South Korea), Australia, United States, Europe and the Middle East constitute the bulk of arrivals at Clark Airport, the former military airport. Men flock to Fields Avenue bars and nightclubs filled with young women from impoverished rural areas – women with little education and few prospects. For around US$70 the men pay a bar fine (locally known as an Early Work Release) to take a young woman back to their hotel. The women keep a third of this fee. Prices are considerably lower away from the main bar strip.

The booming industry in sex tourism in the Philippines since the closure of Clark Air Force Base has left behind a generation of children, many of whom have never known and will never know their fathers.

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Bhuddist funeral 01
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
26 Apr 2015

A Bhuddist monk from a nearby monastery, who lost his mother in the earthquake that hit Nepal.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 11
Paoy Paet, Cambodia
By S. R. Grasso
04 Apr 2015

Girl living in a slum in Paoy Paet, Cambodia, near the Thai border. During the evenings, many children enter the no man's land in between the two checkpoints and beg the passers by.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 12
Paoy Paet, Cambodia
By S. R. Grasso
04 Apr 2015

Young teen working on a construction site in one of Paoy Paet's many slums.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 13
Paoy Paet, Cambodia
By S. R. Grasso
04 Apr 2015

Boy living in a slum in Paoy Paet, Cambodia, near the Thai border. During the evenings, many children enter the no man's land in between the two checkpoints and beg the passers by.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 14
Paoy Paet, Cambodia
By S. R. Grasso
04 Apr 2015

Cambodian children begging in the no man's land between the Thai and Cambodian checkpoints of the Paoy Paet border.

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Blind children Cambodia 01
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Wanna today. Despite his disability, he is now is a Music teacher in the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 11
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Wanna teaching a class in the present day. Wanna's journey from a child who yearned for education, to now being a teacher is the success story that spurred the creation of schools for blind and deaf children in Cambodia.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Wanna today with his team.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 17
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 18
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

A Student at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 16
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 15
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation

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Blind children Cambodia 14
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey school.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation

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Blind children Cambodia 19
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

A Student at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 20
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 21
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
30 Mar 2015

Students at the Phnom Penh Thmey School.

Photo by Krousar Thmey Foundation.

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Blind children Cambodia 05
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
27 Mar 2015

Phot Wanna in 1993 being taught to read an braille book. Wanna, was the child who gave Benoît the inspiration to open the first school for blind children in Cambodia.

Photo by Krousar Thmeu.

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Blind children Cambodia 06
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Lola García-Ajofrín
27 Mar 2015

Wanna 20 years later with Benoît (founder of Krousar Thmeu Foundation, back row, third from the right) and Australia actor Jack Thompson.

Photo by Krousar Thmeu