Friday, May 6, 2011

Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu AIDS hospice in Lopburi, Thailand

Photography ~ Kibae Park

A monk prays in front a pile of bags of unclaimed ashes of people who died of AIDS at a Buddhist temple hospice in Lopburi, Thailand. Photography ~ Ira Chaplain

A man suffering from the devastating effects of AIDS at the temple hospice. Photography ~ Ira Chaplain

A pile of ashes of patients who died at the AIDS hospice in Thailand. Of the 33.4 million people worldwide who are living with HIV/AIDS, 5.9 million are in Asia and the Pacific ~ UN Photo/Kibae Park

This file photo taken on January 23, 2009 shows boxes of ashes with names displayed waiting to be claimed by their relatives at a shrine at the AIDS hospice on the grounds of the Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu Buddhist temple in Lop Buri

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