Malasyan photographer Dani Irwan has viewed all kinds of impressive scenes! This one might seem odd but I can assure you that no harm was done to this kid. The picture is taken during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival mostly celebrated by Tamil people during the month of the full moon (January / February).
Dani: Apparently not all of the attendees at Thaipusam are Tamils. A child having his head shaved bald under the watchful gaze of his (very) fair-skinned mother.