Thai Cave Boys Ordained As Buddhist Novices

Rescued Thai boys and members of the "Wild Boars" football team were ordained as novice Buddhist monks in a ceremony Wednesday. Their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong (left), was ordained as a monk.

Eleven boys swapped their lay clothes for saffron-colored robes in a religious rite Wednesday. They’ll spend nine days following Buddhist precepts in honor of the diver who died during their rescue.

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