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A Buddhist monk blesses some of the 12 Thai boys who were dramatically rescued from deep inside a cave after being trapped for more than a fortnight during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist temple in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 19, 2018 following their discharge from the hospital after recovering from the ordeal.Members of the "Wild Boars" football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand prayed for good luck at a Buddhist temple on July 19 morning after spending their first night back home with family. / AFP PHOTO / THAI NEWS PIX / Krit PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday.

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