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Thai Vegetarian Festival - GRAPHIC CONTENT

In what could be the world's bloodiest vegetarian festival, these grizzly paraders are performing gut-churning rituals as a sign of Taoist devotion to their gods. The Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, sees many Thai-Chinese impaling themselves with everything from umbrellas to swords, fire walking on hot coals, and even tying firecrackers to themselves and letting them explode without flinching.

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