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Mask for the Lion Dance. The mask of the lion is made out of papier mâché with an attached morror. Mirrors are believed to expel negative energy, evil, bad spirits, since negative energy would be reflected backwards, evil spirit would be frightened by their own appearance when looking into the mirror and hence would disappear; street scene, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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