12 May 2011 14:18 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 13 May 2011

Bangkok



Buddhist monks attend an alms offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district. (© REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)
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Buddhist monks attend an alms offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district. Buddhist monks, numbering 12,600 according to organisers, attended the ceremony on Vesak Day, the annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. The event was organised to pay homage to the Lord Buddha and to give moral support to the Buddhist monks and novices from the troubled southern provinces of Thailand. This year marked 2600th anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment.

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