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Tibet embraces Butter-lamp Festival

2011-12-21 06:21:37 GMT2011-12-21 14:21:37(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The butter-lamps burn in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

Monks light the butter-lamps in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

A monk lights the butter-lamps in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

Monks light the butter-lamps in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

A monk lights the butter-lamps in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

Tibet on Tuesday embraced its annual Butter-lamp Festival, which falls on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar every year in commemoration of Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

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