Tue, January 26, 2010
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Tibetan Buddhist believers make New Year wishes

2010-01-26 08:24:36 GMT2010-01-26 16:24:36 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Workers replace prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. Lots of Buddhist believers write down their New Year wishes on prayer streamers and tie them up to the five Buddhist scripture poles of the temple during a traditional ceremony to celebrate the New Year of the traditional Tibetan calendar, which falls on Feb. 14 this year. (Xinhua/Chogo)

An elderly Buddhist believer holds a prayer wheel to celebrate the replacement of prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Workers replace prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Chogo)

An elderly Buddhist believer holds a prayer wheel during the replacement ceremony of prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Workers replace prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Workers replace prayer streamers around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2010. Lots of Buddhist believers write down their New Year wishes on prayer streamers and tie them up to the five Buddhist scripture poles of the temple during a traditional ceremony to celebrate the New Year of the traditional Tibetan calendar, which falls on Feb. 14 this year.

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