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1st phase of 2nd World Buddhist Forum closes

2009-03-30 02:34:53 GMT2009-03-30 10:34:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The performance of "Song of Auspiciousness" is staged at the Buddhist Palace in Lingshan Mountain in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 29, 2009, marking the end of the first phase of the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF). The second phase of the forum will take place in Taipei from March 31 to April 1. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

The performance of "Song of Auspiciousness" is staged at the Buddhist Palace in Lingshan Mountain in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 29, 2009, marking the end of the first phase of the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF). (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

The performance of "Song of Auspiciousness" is staged at the Buddhist Palace in Lingshan Mountain in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 29, 2009, marking the end of the first phase of the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF). (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

A delegate looks at a porcelain exhibition on Chinese Buddhism during the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF) in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 29, 2009.(Xinhua/Han Yuqing

Visitors look at a photograph during a photo exhibiton on Buddhism during the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF) in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

The Second World Buddhist Forum opened at Lingshan Mountain Saturday with more than 1,700 Buddhist monks and scholars from about 50 countries and regions gathering to discuss how Buddhism can contribute to building a harmonious world.

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