BANGKOK, July 19, 2016 - Thai people make merit and listen to a monk's sermons at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2016. Thai Buddhists across the country are ready to celebrate the Buddhist Lent Day or "Khao Phansa", which falls on July 20 this year. "Khao Phansa" will start a three-month period during which Buddhist monks reside inside their temples to study and meditate.

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A Thai woman lights candles at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2016.

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During this period, Buddhist monks remain in one location, usually in a monastery or on temple grounds, and engage in meditation and prayer.Thai Buddhists across the country are ready to celebrate the Buddhist Lent Day or "Khao Phansa". "Khao Phansa" is a three-month long period that begins on the first day after the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which falls on July 20 this year. Thai people wearing white clothes listen to a monk's sermons at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, July 20, 2016.

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