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Thais hold Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Dhammakaya, in Bangkok.

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Thais gather to light candles during Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Dhammakaya, Friday Feb. 18, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. Makha Bucha is celebrated in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month which usually falls in February and is considered one of Thailand's most holy days.

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Thais hold candles during Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Dhammakaya, Friday Feb. 18, 2010, in Bangkok.

David Longstreath / AP

Thais gather during the Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Dhammakaya, Friday Feb. 18, 2010, in Bangkok.

David Longstreath / AP

Thais hold candles during Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Dhammakaya, Friday Feb. 18, 2010, in Bangkok.