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A pack of spirit money featuring the Jade Emperor on the bill. Spirit money, also called 'hell bank notes' are sent by living relatives to dead ancestors as a tribute to the King of Hell for a shorter stay or to escape punishment, or directly to the ancestors to be used for spending on lavish items in the afterlife; market scene, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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