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91 year old Buddhist Monk paddles his morning rounds

Thai Buddhist monk Luang Pho Malai, 91 years old, is seen Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his Buddhist monk quarters at Wat Chang Lek on the outskirts of Bangkok. For the past 30 years Luang Pho Malai has made his daily round to attend to the faithful in a small wooden boat to collect their offers and dispense blessings. While many of Bangkok's major canals were filled in and paved over during the building boom of the 1980's klong Thavi Watthana still serves the needs of a impoverished community.

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Boating for Buddha
Thai Buddhist monk Luang Pho Malai, 91 years old, is seen Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his Buddhist monk quarters at Wat Chang Lek on the outskirts of Bangkok.   For the past 30 years Luang Pho Malai has made his daily round to attend to the faithful in a small wooden boat to collect their offers and dispense blessings.  While many of Bangkok's major canals were filled in and paved over during the building boom of the 1980's klong Thavi Watthana still serves the needs of a impoverished community.