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Large Thangka on display

2012-08-18 07:32:32 GMT2012-08-18 15:32:32(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying the Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, Aug 17, 2012. [Photo by Dpal Idan Nyima/Asianewsphoto]

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying the Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, Aug 17, 2012. [Photo by Dpal Idan Nyima/Asianewsphoto]

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying the Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, Aug 17, 2012.

The Shoton Festival dates back to the 11th century and is one of the most important festivals on the Tibetan calender.

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