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'Beating ghost' ceremony in Lama Temple

2010-03-16 00:40:40 GMT2010-03-16 08:40:40 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Monks in costumes attend a religious ceremony, known as "Da Gui" or "beating ghost", at Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing March 15, 2010. The ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from the monastery. [Agencies]

Monks watch a religious ceremony, known as "Da Gui" or "beating ghost", at Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing March 15, 2010. The ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from the monastery. [Agencies]

Monks in costumes perform at a religious ceremony, known as "Da Gui" or "beating ghost", at Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing March 15, 2010. The ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from the monastery. [Agencies]

Monks perform at a religious ceremony, known as "Da Gui" or "beating ghost", at Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing March 15, 2010. The ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from the monastery. [Agencies]

Monks in costumes attend a religious ceremony, known as "Da Gui" or "beating ghost", at Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing March 15, 2010. The ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from the monastery.

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