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    Firecrackers go off as devotees carry the Emperor God statue on sedan chair for a street procession during the Takua Pa Vegetarian Festival on October 18,2015 in Phang-Nga, Thailand. The Takua Pa Vegetarian Festival, otherwise known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a Taoist celebration which takes place over nine days on the eve of the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Worshippers will be on a strict vegetarian diet and perform sacred rituals to purify themselves.
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    There were a lot of wonderful, low light festival images entered into the Low Light competition. This is among my favorites. The concentration in the man on the rights face is wonderful and the figures on the far left balance the frame

    Stephen Alvarez
    National Geographic Photographer
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    Date Taken: Oct 18, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2015
    Location: Takua Pa, Phangnga, Thailand
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 2500
    Copyright: © Natthawat Jamnapa
    Categories: Culture, People, Places
    Assignments: Chasing Moments, Low Light