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Thai Buddhists visit the Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to sprinkle water on statues of the Buddha, helping to ring in Songkran, the Thai new year. They believe this will bring good fortunes to their lives. IMB Photo

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During Songkran, the Thai new year national holiday, Thai Buddhists pour water on statues of Buddha. Throwing or pouring the water is meant to wash away bad luck from the previous year, and to represent purification and good fortune. As believers, we know that the only thing that makes us truly pure is the blood of Christ. IMB missionaries labor to share this truth with the nations. IMB Photo

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Buddhist worshippers pray and worship at the Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The most iconic ritual of Songkran, the Thai new year festival, is the pouring of water over Buddha statues to symbolize purification and the washing away of all sins and bad luck. Buddhism is the most prominent religion in Thailand. IMB Photo

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Prayer flags at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A man spins a prayer wheel at the National Memorial Chorten (stupa) in the capital city of Thimphu in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A man spins a prayer wheel at the National Memorial Chorten (stupa) in the capital city of Thimphu in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A Buddhist monk speaks to a man in the town of Jakar the Bumthang district of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A painting of Buddha on an outside wall of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Prayer flags and prayer wheels at a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A door in the complex of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A Bhutanese man paints a prayer wheel in the courtyard of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Masks hang on the wall of a museum and temple in the Tang in the Kingdom of Bhutan Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Masks hang on the wall of a museum and temple in the Tang in the Kingdom of Bhutan Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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An evil spirit on a ceiling beam in a museum and Buddhist temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A cloth with a Buddhist deity hangs in a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Religious artifacts in a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A man and woman paint prayer wheels in the courtyard of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A Tibetan Buddhist in the Kingdom of Bhutan spins a prayer wheel and uses prayer beads to keep track of chants.

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A Bhutanese man stands by Buddhist prayer flags in the Bumthang Valley of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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