In this photo taken Friday, June 15, 2012, a woman prays to a Buddhist statue in front of a shopping mall in Bangkok. There was a time when Buddhist pilgrims would journey thousands of miles on foot ... more 
In this photo taken Friday, June 15, 2012, a woman prays to a Buddhist statue in front of a shopping mall in Bangkok. There was a time when Buddhist pilgrims would journey thousands of miles on foot to seek enlightenment, what is known to the faithful as "dharma." Last week, anyone looking for a taste of enlightenment could make one's way to a modern mega-mall in downtown Bangkok to grab a seat in a modern air-conditioned movie theater. Some promoters brought 36 films with Buddhist themes to the heart of modern Thailand earlier this month. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sakchai Lalit
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 4:49 AM EDT