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"Sunning of the Buddha" ceremony held in NW China monastery

Updated: 2024-02-23 11:38 ( Xinhua )
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Monks carry a huge Thangka painting bearing the image of the Buddha during the annual "sunning of the Buddha" ceremony of Labrang Monastery in Xiahe county, Northwest China's Gansu province, Feb 22, 2024. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than 40,000 believers and visitors from home and abroad attended a grand Tibetan Buddhist event, known as the "sunning of the Buddha" ceremony, held Thursday at Labrang Monastery in Northwest China's Gansu province.

Some 100 lamas carried a huge thangka scroll bearing the image of the Buddha from the scripture hall to a nearby hill, followed by devout Buddhists as well as visitors.

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