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Visakha Bucha Day

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Thai Buddhist monks gather at Wat Dhammakaya on the outskirts of Bangkok to participate in Visakha Bucha Day ceremonies Tuesday, May 17, 2011. On this day devout Buddhist and followers gather to celebrate the three precepts of Buddha, his birth, his enlightenment and his death. Visakha Bucha Day is recognized as the most important day in Buddhism. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Kejia Temple

A monk stands in front of butter lamps in the Kejia Temple in Burang County of Ali Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The Kejia Temple, close to Nepal and India, is a famous temple of Sakya Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The senior monk Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo directed the building of the temple in 996.  (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

A monk recites sutra on the roof of the Kejia Temple in Burang County of Ali Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 10, 2011.  (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)