Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

At this time of year parts of northeastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos are declared no-fly zones for aircraft because of rockets being launched from farms below.

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    "Stand well back" is the advice at Buddhist festivals under way in Thailand and neighbouring Laos.

    Low-flying aircraft are advised to keep clear too.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Roi Et, Thailand.


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