Flora on ice

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Crushed ice is placed within these woven garlands of jasmine at a Bangkok flower market to keep them fresh despite the withering rainy-season humidity. Vendors are in a race against time to get garlands “out the door” (if open air stalls had doors to being with) and into the hands of customers before the scorching light of day, meaning that if these aren’t hung around the necks of Buddha statues or rearview mirrors in a few hours, they will become worthless.

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