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Monday, October 19, 2009
Por Tek Tung: Thailand's Body Snatchers
Although the translation of their name is a little sensationalized, Utne Reader's article on the Por Tek Tung is a great introduction to the Buddhist rescue workers of Thailand, and an interesting and natural social phenomenon for a gridlocked city lacking public emergency rescue services and ambulances for the private hospitals. Journeyman Pictures also has an interesting report on the subject.