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Taking Selfie’s In Foreign Countries May Land You In Hot Water

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Taking Selfie's In Foreign Countries May Land You In Hot Water

This story may sound funny at first, but really it’s a bit alarming: The State Department is cautioning US travelers to understand foreign laws after two guys from San Diego failed to heed local laws before arriving in Thailand, where a “butt selfie” has landed the pair in an immigration detention center. Thai authorities say that a photo posted to Instagram and Twitter showed Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38, posing at Bangkok’s Wat Arun temple with their butts bared, in violation of laws demanding respect of the Buddhist religion. The men were put on a watch list after the photo was spotted by authorities, and they were then detained Tuesday as they tried to leave the country from Bangkok’s airport. Authorities say the men will be charged with public nudity, which carries a fine of up to $153 each.



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