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Mouthwatering? Thai island hosts cheek-piercing veg festival

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:12 PM

In the tourist island of Phuket, the nine-day Taoist 'Nine Emperor Gods' festival is in full swing. Hundreds of participants march down streets showcasing a dizzying variety of piercings.

SKEWER. A devotee of a Chinese shrine with a skewer pierced through her cheek takes part in a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 5, 2019.  Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP