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National treasures get fresh dusting

2011-03-24 03:46:17 GMT2011-03-24 11:46:17(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Monks put an arhat statue back in its place in the main hall after dusting at the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province on March 23, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Monks and worshipers look at the freshly dusted arhat statues at the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province on March 23, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Arhat statues grace the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province on March 23, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

The dusting of 18 Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) statues of arhats was conducted for the first time in 30 years at the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province on March 23, 2011.

Arhats are spiritual practitioner who has achieved nirvana in Buddhism.

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