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monks releasing lanterns in Thailand
December 6, 2015

Fire Flies

While exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the days following the Loi Krathong festival, Your Shot member Joost Hardesmeets happened upon an enlightening moment. “I found a little temple with this beautiful pond next to it and discovered this amazing ceremony was about to take place,” Hardesmeets writes. “The small group ... was chanting beautifully and sort of finished the setting to a surreal spectacle I felt very special to be a part of."

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Photograph by Joost Hardesmeets, National Geographic Your Shot

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