Devotee standing and pierced by hooks

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© Marie-Suzanne Nunes
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UploadedFebruary 12, 2009
TakenFebruary 8, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length66 mm
ISO500
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After completing the piercing with several dozens of hooks, at this stage, the devotee waits for the next step. It is a time to reveal his courage to the world. From the "THAIPUSAM: Pain and Devotion" photo essay, Penang, Malaysia 2009.

In the THAIPUSAM: Pain & Devotion photo essay.

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