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Guns, grenades removed from wall paintings at temple

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CHIANG MAI - Wat Chedi Luang has removed all wall paintings showing ancient soldiers carrying modern weapons. 

The M-79 grenade launcher earlier depicted being carried by the ancient solider in this wall painting at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai province has now been replaced by a more appropriate, traditional weapon. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)

The temple in Muang district said the controversial weapns in the paintings had been replaced by ancient weapons, including swords and spears.

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