APRIL 18, 2014 JINDO A Buddhist monk prays for missing passengers aboard the South Korean ferry “Sewol” which capsized en route to Jeju Island early Wednesday morning near the port of Jindo. Most of the passengers on board were students from Danwon High School in Ansan. As of Friday morning, the death toll has risen to 25 and some 271 passengers remain unaccounted for.
A Thai Buddhist monk blesses elephants during Thailand’s National Elephant Day in the ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya. Thais honored the elephant with special fruits and Buddhist ceremonies across the country to pay homage to their national animal.