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RELIGION-RAMADAN/TURKEY
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June 11, 2018
Muslims take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih" on Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Decree, at Suleymaniye...
Istanbul, Turkey
Muslims take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih" on Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Decree, at Suleymaniye...
Muslims take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih" on Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Decree, at Suleymaniye mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-RAMADAN/
RTX1KDML
July 15, 2015
A girl plays as worshippers attend night prayers at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara, Turkey July...
Ankara
Wider Image: Rituals of Ramadan
A girl plays as worshippers attend night prayers at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara, Turkey July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Picture and Its Story
A Picture and Its Story
Bathing in Polluted Waters - 31 Oct 2014
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TURKEY-CULTURE/
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July 23, 2014
Turkish faithful pray in Ottoman-era Sultanahmet mosque, known as Blue mosque, on "Laylat Al Qadr" during...
Istanbul, Turkey
Faithful pray in Ottoman-era Sultanahmet mosque during Ramadan, in Istanbul
Turkish faithful pray in Ottoman-era Sultanahmet mosque, known as Blue mosque, on "Laylat Al Qadr" during the holy month of Ramadan, in Istanbul late July 23, 2014. Laylat Al Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY/
RTX15BTB
November 13, 2013
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura...
Turkish Shi'ite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 13, 2013. During Ashura, Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX1492C
October 12, 2013
Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri...
Surat, India
Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri...
Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival at Surat in the western Indian state of Gujarat October 12, 2013. Devotees worship various forms of Hindu goddesses during the festival, whose name literally means nine nights. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LIBYA/
RTX12F8U
August 09, 2013
Men, dressed in folk costumes, ride on horses during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month...
Benghazi, Libya
Men, dressed in folk costumes, ride on horses during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month...
Men, dressed in folk costumes, ride on horses during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Benghazi, August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTXY1VM
March 29, 2013
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross...
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross...
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island in Northumbria, northern England March 29, 2013. For more than thirty years Christians have taken part in the pilgrimage to Holy Island, walking through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, during Holy Week. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION)
NEPAL/
RTXXXNR
March 26, 2013
Devotees offer prayer during holi. the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu March 26, 2013. Holi, also known...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Devotees offer prayer during holi. the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu
Devotees offer prayer during holi. the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu March 26, 2013. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
TURKEY/
RTR3ATK2
November 24, 2012
Turkish Shi'ite women shout Islamic slogans as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Shi'ite women shout Islamic slogans as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul
Turkish Shi'ite women shout Islamic slogans as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul November 24, 2012. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
EGYPT/
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February 25, 2011
A boy riding a camel looks at archaeology and tourism students taking part in Friday prayers in front...
Cairo, Egypt
A boy riding a camel looks at archaeology and tourism students taking part in Friday prayers in front...
A boy riding a camel looks at archaeology and tourism students taking part in Friday prayers in front of the great pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo February 25, 2011. The pyramids at Giza were one of the tourist sites that were reopened to the public for the first time after the recent uprising. Archaeology and tourism students hosted the festival. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: TRAVEL RELIGION SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTR2IKL0
February 14, 2011
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 13, 2011. Pilgrims gather as local Tibetan monks dressed in traditional costumes perform religious dance to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism, local media reported. Picture taken February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Simon Zo (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
TURKEY/
RTXVSCW
December 16, 2010
Shi'ite women take part in a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during an Ashura procession in Istanbul...
Istanbul, Turkey
Shi'ite women take part in a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during an Ashura procession in Istanbul...
Shi'ite women take part in a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during an Ashura procession in Istanbul December 16, 2010. Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims gathered in Istanbul's Halkali district to commemorate the Ashura religious festival, the day when Imam Hussein, one of Prophet Mohammad's grandsons, was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Kerbala, a city in modern-day Iraq. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION)
TURKEY/
RTR2HB6E
August 13, 2010
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan...
Istanbul, Turkey
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan...
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan mosque in Istanbul August 13, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
TURKEY/
RTR2HB6B
August 13, 2010
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan...
Istanbul, Turkey
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan...
Worshippers offer their Friday prayers during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Eyup Sultan mosque in Istanbul August 13, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLJ
February 18, 2010
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival...
TONGREN, China
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival...
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival in Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLF
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLB
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the Monlam Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the Monlam Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL8
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, opposite to where a giant...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, outside a monastery in...
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, opposite to where a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, is displayed outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL7
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL4
February 18, 2010
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL3
February 18, 2010
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk (R) and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam"...
TONGREN, China
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam"...
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk (R) and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKT
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKR
February 18, 2010
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks in front of a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed,...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks infront of a giant "thangka",displayed as part of the "Monlam" Festival,...
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks in front of a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010.Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKO
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKL
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKI
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHK2
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", displayed as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill...
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHJH
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHJ4
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on February 18, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHIX
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
NORTHERN IRELAND
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July 05, 2009
Orangemen shelter from the rain after marching to Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland...
Portadown, United Kingdom
Orangemen shelter from the rain after completing their march, at Drumcree Parish Church in Northern Ireland...
Orangemen shelter from the rain after marching to Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland July 5, 2009. Their yearly parade which at one point was attended by 50,000 supporters, has been stopped from travelling along the Nationalist Garvaghy Road since 1998. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND CONFLICT POLITICS RELIGION )
CHINA/
RTXBBF9
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBF7
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBF3
February 07, 2009
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous...
Xiahe, China
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBEU
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBEQ
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe during the Monlam celebration.
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBEO
February 07, 2009
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,...
Xiahe, China
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe during the Monlam celebration....
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBAQM
February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on roof at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBAQI
February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on roof at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBANF
February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on a hillside overlooking part of the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on hillside overlooking part of Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest...
An ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on a hillside overlooking part of the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBANB
February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in a street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest...
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in a street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at a doorway in the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest...
Xiahe, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at doorway in Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery...
A young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at a doorway in the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe,...
Xiahe, China
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe...
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe,...
Xiahe, China
Young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe
An ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan...
Xiahe, China
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan...
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot...
TONGREN, China
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot...
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 04, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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