Circumcision. This was taken in a normal setup: on wooden school banks, with 6 boys in one room being circumcised all together. It's been done with local anesthesia, they don't feel the pain, but they just all go in this pose because they don't want to see anything (or actually, that's what we think. It's seems like their normal reflex)
After the circumcision they become a man. That's a strange thing for us in Belgium, where circumcision is just rarely done, but in the Philippines it's daily life.