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Honoring Buddha and his teachings on Makha Bucha Day

People pray as screens show devotees gathering via Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual to mark one of Buddhism's holiest holidays.

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People pray as screens show devotees gathering via Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered...more

People pray as screens show devotees gathering via Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual to mark one of Buddhism's holiest holidays. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. Makha Bucha Day, one of the most important Buddhist festivals, usually attracts tens of thousands of believers to the Dhammakaya Temple on the outskirts of Bangkok. 

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Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. Makha Bucha Day, one of...more

Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. Makha Bucha Day, one of the most important Buddhist festivals, usually attracts tens of thousands of believers to the Dhammakaya Temple on the outskirts of Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Volunteers work on computers showing devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. This year the temple has organized a 280-meter-long LED screen where devotees can attend virtually as a precaution measure because of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Volunteers work on computers showing devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. This year the temple has...more

Volunteers work on computers showing devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. This year the temple has organized a 280-meter-long LED screen where devotees can attend virtually as a precaution measure because of COVID-19 restrictions. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks wearing face masks pray during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks wearing face masks pray during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks wearing face masks pray during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A volunteer wearing a protective mask lights up a candle during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A volunteer wearing a protective mask lights up a candle during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A volunteer wearing a protective mask lights up a candle during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit...more

Buddhist monks hold candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple is surrounded by candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple is surrounded by candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple is surrounded by candles as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks hold candles during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks pray as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks pray as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks pray as screens show devotees gathering via the Zoom application during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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