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9 years old Hannoom Lunglong poses for a portrait before his head is shaved and wearing costume for Poy Sang Long ceremony at Wat Pang Lor temple in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is an annual Buddhist ordination ceremony held by Shan people or Thai Yi, an ethnic group of Shan State in Myanmar and Northern Thailand. During the ceremony the young boys are dressed as young princes wearing exotic colorful costumes symbolizing the life of Siddhartha Gautama before he abandoned his lavish life to go in search of Enlightenment and became Buddha.
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