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Your pictures: Songkran Water Festival

Photo: Tim Pile

BBC News website reader Tim Pile has sent us pictures of the Songkran Water Festival in Thailand. Songkran is the Buddhist festival to celebrate the new year.

Photo: Tim Pile

Tim Pile: "A girl finds a quiet moment away from the mayhem to light an incense stick...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Ambush squads target the unwary and the outnumbered with weapons that seem to get bigger each year...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Tourists on a third floor hotel balcony rely on superior firepower and the element of surprise...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Not just any old water - icy water!..

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Water, wheels and alcohol are a deadly combination, especially over the holiday period. The Thai Government is keen to promote sensible and sober celebrations...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Puny water pistols are no match for a fireman's hose...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Roving tuk tuk squads ambush passers-by but should be prepared for revenge attacks...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...A group of pick-up truck passengers are caught by surprise...

Photo: Tim Pile

"...Nothing escapes a thorough dousing during the festival." Send your photos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. For terms and conditions see right hand side.



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