|Cheerleading squad's "Thug Life" at Redlands [Sweet] Valley High (Global Grind/AZC)|
- See "shocking" selfie of crazed cheerleaders above.
|But I love the Buddha and art! (DJ Jenny/flickr.com)|
|Kitty-selfie (Dee McIntosh/deemac/flickr)|
|Boating by Leshan Buddha (leana.niemand3)|
|Faux pas? We're not crass. We like totally want to be Buddhists! (Canfielddelyse/flickr.com)|
|Look how cool I am (Aidan McRae Thomson)|
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- For the record, as one of the "crass Westerners" under fire in this photo, I can say in all honesty the motive was purely an innocent.
|Devas in stained glass (Aidan McRae Thomson)|
- It was a fun way of filling an otherwise empty but picturesque archway, in what was actually a humble roadside sculpture workshop in rural Thailand, not a shrine of any kind (as your article seems to be suggesting).
|Stained glass, Arley (Aidan McRae Thomson)|
- There were all kind of figures randomly placed outside here. Those nearest and appearing in this shot just happened to be Buddha images, to which, being accustomed to showing sensitivity whilst visiting temples, I certainly intended no disrespect!