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The Great Prayer - Labrang

Pilgrims are trying to enter into the Main Assembly Hall (tsogkhang) in the monastery of Labrang (former Amdo tibetan province), the first day of the Great Prayer, called Monlam Chenmo. The man on the rigt side holds a prayer wheel , which symbolizes the movement of the cyclic time and the eternity of Buddha's speech, because of the prayers contained inside. Labrang, Xiahe, China, 02/20/2007.

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The Great Prayer - Labrang
Pilgrims are trying to enter into the Main Assembly Hall (tsogkhang) in the monastery of Labrang (former Amdo tibetan province), the first day of the Great Prayer, called Monlam Chenmo. The man on the rigt side holds a prayer wheel , which symbolizes the movement of the cyclic time and the eternity of Buddha's speech, because of the prayers contained inside. Labrang, Xiahe, China, 02/20/2007.