14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Fighter's Portrait
A portrait of a Muay Thai kick boxer just moments before a big fight in Bangkok's famed Rajadamnern Stadium. Before entering the ring, he wears the mongkon, a sacred headband blessed by Buddhist monks. The sport of Muay Thai is dangerous but can propel Thai youth out of poverty.
© Austin Beahm.
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||Oct. 18, 2016, 7:26 p.m.