This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of July 10 - 17, 2008. The editors found this time lapse image an interesting way to take an unexpected point of view on this celebration. The photographer's positioning themselves below the candles being carried gives this image depth and a surreal quality.
Thai Buddhists carrying candles encircle a large Buddha image on Asanha Puja Day, the eve of the Buddhist lent, on the outskirts of Bangkok July 17, 2008. The image, taken over 25 seconds, captures the light trails of the moving candles.