Long-tailed macaque monkeys are offered food during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, about 100 miles north of Bangkok, Nov. 29, 2009. The festival provides various types of food and drink to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

  • Long-tailed macaque monkeys are offered food during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, about 100 miles north of Bangkok, Nov. 29, 2009. The festival provides various types of food and drink to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
  • A monkey grabs food at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple during the Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Nov. 27, 2005. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)
  • A monkey licks a block of ice with fruits and vegetables during the Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, Nov. 26, 2006. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
  • Monkeys grab food on a table during the Monkey Buffet festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, Nov. 27, 2005. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)
  • Monkey Buffet Festival, Nov. 25, 2007. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)
  • Monkey Buffet Festival, Nov. 24, 2002. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)
  • Monkey Buffet Festival, Nov. 30, 2003. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)
  • Monkey Buffet Festival, Nov. 30, 2003. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)

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