Image of Asia: Celebrating the new year in Southeast Asia

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 6:19 AM
Image of Asia: Celebrating the new year in Southeast Asia

In this photo by Khin Maung Win, a boy runs as he is sprayed with water during the opening of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar. The water festival, known as Songkran in Thailand, marks the new year across Southeast Asia. Traditionally, people sprinkle water on their family members and elders and pay their respects to Buddha. In the region's big cities, the festival is three days of water-soaked play, with locals and tourists being splashed with buckets of water, hoses and super soakers as they gather in the streets.