Grand ceremonies held
commemorate Chiang Mai City Pillar
Thousands attend celebrations to pray for luck and prosperity
The Chiang Mai City Pillar or Inthakin, is
honored in an annual ceremony called khan dok at Wat Chedi Luang Worawiharn in
Muang District where 32 bowls of flowers, incense sticks and candles are offered
to the pillar to pay respects and call for help in bringing rain.
Clashes, blasts in
An anti-government protester hurls a rock
at advancing Thai soldiers, Friday, May 14, 2010 in Bangkok. Violence
in Bangkok that has left more than 16 dead led the CRES to declare a State
of Emergency across 15 provinces.