Graphic: Humans "skewered" at vegetarian festival

Graphic: Humans

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PHUKET, THAILAND - OCTOBER 10: Vegetarian festival devotees get pierced early morning at the Bang Neow shrine in Phuket, Thailand on October 10, 2013. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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