The headless Buddhas of Bangkok.

No one would tell us what was behind these broken icons, who had done it or why. The streets of Bangkok have many spots where people leave small statues of the Buddhas with incense and various other offerings. Almost all of the ones we encountered had been deliberately smashed; usually by decapitating the statues. To disfigure an image of the Buddha in this way is unthinkable in Thailand. To see so many across the city like this is unknown. But no one would speak of it.