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2012 Tibetan Shoton Festival welcomes busiest day

08-20-2012 11:10 BJT Special Report:This is Tibet |


A painting of Buddha unfolds on the hillside of the largest Tibetan monastery, Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region on August 17, 2012. The painting and other traditional Tibetan rituals and activities such as Tibetan Opera at Norbulinka, or Treasure Park, and horse riding competitions are all part of the Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet which began on August 17 and will continue for a week. [Photo/CRIENGLISH]


Tens of thousands of tourists and local residents flock in line to the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region on August 17, 2012 to present "Hada," a piece of white silk in their worship of Buddha during the week-long Shoton Festival. [Photo/CRIENGLISH]


On the hillside of the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, colorful Buddha paintings on "mani stones" are very common. [Photo/CRIENGLISH]


Many tired worshippers sit on steps to take a rest after going for several hours to Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region to a get close look at the large Buddha painting on August 17, 2012 during the week-long Shoton Festival. [Photo/CRIENGLISH]

Editor:James |Source: CRI

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