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Buddha-Greeting Festival draws 10, 000 pilgrims

2009-03-13 02:37:31 GMT2009-03-13 10:37:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The Tibetan Lamas exercise rite during a grand Buddha-greeting assembly in the Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery, a renowned and historic Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shangri-la County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 11, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Grand Buddha-greeting parade passes by the Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery, a renowned and historic Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shangri-la County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 11, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Some 10,000 pilgrims of Tibet Lamaism attend the Great Prayer Assembly, chanting the paean of the Scripture and presenting Hada, a white long silk scarf considered as a token of blessing, to celebrate the Buddha-Greeting Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the New Year's very first month according to traditional Tibetan calendar.

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