Thailand's Monkey Buffet Festival through the years

Long-tailed macaque monkeys are offered food during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, about 100 miles north of Bangkok, Nov. 29, 2009. The festival provides various types of food and drink to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

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