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Fire Rocket Ceremony (bun bông fai) at which rockets are set off to inform the gods it is time to send the rains, 4 photos. Note the transvestite dress of the men. This is a ritual in which sexual symbolism is blatant.The festsival is of Khmer origin and is Hinduistic, rather than Buddhistic. Maha Sarakham town, Changwat Maha Sarakham, 1963 or 1964

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