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People in Tibet celebrate Sakadawa Festival

2009-05-26 01:20:28 GMT2009-05-26 09:20:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People pray in front of a figure of buddha in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the Sakadawa Festival, May 25, 2009. The Sakadawa Festival, which begins on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar and lasts one month, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

An elder woman prays in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the Sakadawa Festival, May 25, 2009. The Sakadawa Festival, which begins on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar and lasts one month, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

A man prays in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the Sakadawa Festival, May 25, 2009. The Sakadawa Festival, which begins on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar and lasts one month, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.(Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

An elder buddhist nun prays in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the Sakadawa Festival, May 25, 2009. The Sakadawa Festival, which begins on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar and lasts one month, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

The Sakadawa Festival, which begins on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar and lasts one month, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.

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