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The National Office of Buddhism has strongly criticised a group of monks who were photographed while apparently "out shopping" in the United States. 

Two monks check out smart phones at a shop in the US. (Facebook photo)

Nopparat Benjawatananun, director-general of the National Office of Buddhism, rebuked such conduct after several photographs circulated through the internet on Tuesday, showing six Thai monks checking out brand-name products and smartphones, queuing to buy coffee, and dining at a steakhouse in the US.

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