Photo Series of the Day: Thailand has been inundated with monsoon rains since mid-July, resulting in the worst flooding the country has seen in 50 years.
Athit Perawongmetha’s heartwarming photo of Buddhist monks splash-fighting in floodwaters north of Bangkok is one of several powerful snapshots featured in the In Focus photo series, “Bangkok Underwater.”
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A hat that belonged to a member of Qaddafi’s forces lies on the ground amid spent bullet cartridges during heavy clashes against anti-Qaddafi forces outside the State Security compound in Sirte, on October 9, 2011. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)
On June 11th 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline and He then ignited a match, and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam in order to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.