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Local army volunteers are on hand to stop the possessed men attacking the monks by forming a cordon between the worshipers and the clergy.<br />
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Every year, some 6,000 people gather at Bang Phra temple near Bangkok. They come to be blessed and to be tattooed. During a religious ceremony in the morning, many of them are possessed by spirits. They become different animals, depending on what tattoos they have on their bodies.

Local army volunteers are on hand to stop the possessed men attacking the monks by forming a cordon between the worshipers and the clergy.

Every year, some 6,000 people gather at Bang Phra temple near Bangkok. They come to be blessed and to be tattooed. During a religious ceremony in the morning, many of them are possessed by spirits. They become different animals, depending on what tattoos they have on their bodies.

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