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Luang Prabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist temple complex. Tourists photographing tak bat. Every morning at dawn, Buddhist monks walk down the streets collecting food alms from devout, kneeling Bhddhists, and some tourists. They then return to their temples, or wats, and eat together. This procession is called Tak Bat, or Making Merit.

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Luang Prabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist temple complex. Tourists photographing tak bat. Every morning at dawn, Buddhist monks walk down the streets collecting food alms from devout, kneeling Bhddhists, and some tourists. They then return to their temples, or wats, and eat together. This procession is called Tak Bat, or Making Merit.