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Tibetans celebrate peak day of Sakadawa Festival

2009-06-08 03:39:54 GMT2009-06-08 11:39:54 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People pray in front of a figure of buddha at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival, June 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

Monks pray during the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival at Kangdese Mountain region in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

Faithfuls pray in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival, June 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

Photo taken on June 7, 2009 shows the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

A faithful prays in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival, June 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Gesang Dawa)

People pray in front of a figure of buddha at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, while celebrating the peak day of the Sakadawa Festival, June 7, 2009.

The Sakadawa Festival, which falls on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate Sakyamuni's birth, enlightenment and death.

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