Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Gelugpa Order (Yellow Hat Sect) accompany a thangka (painting of Buddha) through the streets of Xiahe, Gansu Province, China, during the Monlam Festival at the Labrang Monastery.  Monks work on the painting for the year preceding the festival and then display it on a nearby hillside for about an hour.
Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Gelugpa Order (Yellow Hat Sect) accompany a thangka (painting of Buddha) through the streets of Xiahe, Gansu Province, China, during the Monlam Festival at the Labrang Monastery. Monks work on the painting for the year preceding the festival and then display it on a nearby hillside for about an hour.
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