Offbeat Pictures of The Week - January 17


[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] During the performances of religious rites at... News PhotoDanger,Following,God,Horizontal,Luck,Phuket Province,Priest,Religion,Thailand,VariationPhotographer Collection: Moment © 2013 Igor Bilic[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] During the performances of religious rites at chinese temples in Phuket, the priests conduct various kinds of dangerous acts to show the power of their gods, to strengthen the faith of their followers and to rid them of their bad luck. These acts include walking barefoot across a stretch of ground paved with burning charcoal, climbing up and down, also barefoot, a stepladder with a total of 72 cross-pieces made of sharp iron blades, and cutting, striking or piercing parts of the body with sharp or pointed objects. Phuket island, Thailand,