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Tibetans celebrate traditional festival Lhapad Duchen

2010-10-29 08:39:55 GMT2010-10-29 16:39:55 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A Tibetan Buddhism believer heads down in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 29, 2010. The traditional Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, the day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven, which is on Sept. 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Friday this year. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Tibetan Buddhism believers offer burn incense in Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 29, 2010. The traditional Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, the day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven, which is on Sept. 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Friday this year. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Tibetan Buddhism believers gather in front of the Jokhang Temple to celebrate a traditional festival in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 29, 2010. The traditional Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, the day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven, which is on Sept. 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Friday this year. (Xinhua/Chogo)

A Lama applies golden powder onto a Budda statue in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 29, 2010. The traditional Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, the day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven, which is on Sept. 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Friday this year. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Tibetan Buddhism believers attended ceremonies marking Lhapad Duchen festival at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 29, 2010.

The traditional Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, the day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven, which is on Sept. 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Friday this year.

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