Tibetan Buddhism in Xiahe (86 images)

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Photos from Xiahe, Gansu Province, China, home of the Labrang Monastery. The Monastery is a focus of the yearly Monlam Festival, during which Tibetan Buddhist monks display a giant painting of Buddha on a hillside for about an hour. The monastery is an important pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, in face one of the most important sites outside of the borders of Tibet. There have been protests in the city over the past few years, causing the government to limit the total number of...
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