Girls dance in front of statues of Chuchok, a greedy Brahmin who died in a story from the Buddhist Vessantara Jataka from gluttony due to his new found wealth, at Baan Chuchok in Bangkok August 21, 2012. Some Thai Buddhist's hire dancers to give thanks to Chuchok statues after their wishes have been fulfilled. It is believed that wealth and luck would come to those who believe in Chuchok.
Cecilia Giménez, an 80-year-old woman from Spain, tried to restore a unique century-old “ecce homo” fresco of Jesus. It ended in disaster... The authorities are now considering taking legal action against the woman.