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RELIGION-VESAK/THAILAND
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May 10, 2017 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province... 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 10, 2017. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
RELIGION-VESAK/THAILAND
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May 10, 2017 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province... 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 10, 2017. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom 
RELIGION-VESAK/
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May 21, 2016 
A monkey sits on an idol of Buddha during celebrations on the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A monkey sits on an idol of Buddha during celebrations on the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known... 
A monkey sits on an idol of Buddha during celebrations on the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDONESIA-VESAK/
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June 03, 2015 
Buddhist monks walk next to Borobudur temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, during celebrations... 
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Buddhist monks walk next to Borobudur temple during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang, Central... 
Buddhist monks walk next to Borobudur temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia June 3, 2015. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
REUTERS/Roni Bintang TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-RELIGION/
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June 01, 2015 
A Buddhist monk inspects candles during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment... 
Pathum Thani, Thailand 
A Buddhist monk inspect candles during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment... 
A Buddhist monk inspects candles during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-RELIGION/
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June 01, 2015 
A Buddhist prays during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death,... 
Pathum Thani, Thailand 
A Buddhist prays during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death,... 
A Buddhist prays during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom 
CHINA-RELIGION/
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April 06, 2015 
Buddhist monks carry a Buddha statue after a parade on ethnic Dai's Vesak Day, or Buddha's Birthday in... 
ANNING, China 
Buddhist monks carry a Buddha statue after a parade on ethnic Dai's Vesak Day, or Buddha's Birthday in... 
Buddhist monks carry a Buddha statue after a parade on ethnic Dai's Vesak Day, or Buddha's Birthday in Anning, Yunnan province, April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Wong Campion 
SRILANKA
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May 15, 2014 
A man takes pictures of vesak lanterns during the vesak day in Colombo May 15, 2014. Vesak Day, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man takes pictures of vesak lanterns during the vesak day in Colombo 
A man takes pictures of vesak lanterns during the vesak day in Colombo May 15, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA/
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May 15, 2014 
Paper lanterns are released at Borobudur temple during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang, Central... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Paper lanterns are released at Borobudur temple during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang 
Paper lanterns are released at Borobudur temple during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java May 15, 2014. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SRILANKA/
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May 14, 2014 
A Buddhist devotee worships on Vesak day at Kelaniya temple in Colombo May 14, 2014. Vesak Day, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A Buddhist devotee worships on Vesak day at Kelaniya temple in Colombo 
A Buddhist devotee worships on Vesak day at Kelaniya temple in Colombo May 14, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
SRILANKA
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May 14, 2014 
A Buddhist devotee worships at Kelaniya temple in Colombo on Vesak Day May 14, 2014. Vesak Day, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A Buddhist devotee worships at Kelaniya temple in Colombo on Vesak Day 
A Buddhist devotee worships at Kelaniya temple in Colombo on Vesak Day May 14, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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THAILAND/
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May 13, 2014 
A nun holds a candle as she prays during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment... 
Nakorn Pathom, Thailand 
A nun holds a candle as she prays during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province 
A nun holds a candle as she prays during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
THAILAND/
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May 13, 2014 
Buddhists holding candles encircle a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's... 
Nakorn Pathom, Thailand 
Buddhists holding candles encircle a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province 
Buddhists holding candles encircle a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 13, 2014 
Men hang Vesak lanterns ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 13, 2014. Vesak Day, which is... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Men hang Vesak lanterns ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo 
Men hang Vesak lanterns ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 13, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
SRILANKA/
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May 13, 2014 
A man works on a pandal at a temple ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 13, 2014. Vesak Day,... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man works on a pandal at a temple ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo 
A man works on a pandal at a temple ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 13, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
MALAYSIA/
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May 13, 2014 
A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist... 
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 
A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist... 
A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur May 13, 2014. Buddhists across the world on Tuesday celebrate holy Vesak to honour the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha 2,550 years ago. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SINGAPORE/
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May 12, 2014 
A devotee hangs a lantern of well wishes at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the eve of Vesak... 
Singapore, Singapore 
A devotee hangs a lantern of well wishes at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the eve of Vesak... 
A devotee hangs a lantern of well wishes at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the eve of Vesak Day in Singapore May 12, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday in Singapore, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
SINGAPORE/
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May 12, 2014 
A devotee prays before the "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on... 
Singapore, Singapore 
A devotee prays before the "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on... 
A devotee prays before the "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the eve of Vesak Day in Singapore May 12, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday in Singapore, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Devotees circumambulate the perimeter of the temple bowing once every three steps during the ceremony. Every prostration symbolises the paying of respect to the Buddha. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
SINGAPORE/
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May 12, 2014 
A devotee prays before a "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the... 
Singapore, Singapore 
A devotee prays before a "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the... 
A devotee prays before a "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on the eve of Vesak Day in Singapore May 12, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday in Singapore, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Devotees circumambulate the perimeter of the temple bowing once every three steps during the ceremony. Every prostration symbolises the paying of respect to Buddha. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SRILANKA/
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May 12, 2014 
A man picks up statues of Buddha one by one, as he packs them for sale at a workshop ahead of Vesak Day... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man packs statues of Buddha at a workshop ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo 
A man picks up statues of Buddha one by one, as he packs them for sale at a workshop ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 12, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SRILANKA/
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May 09, 2014 
A man cleans a statue of Maha Maya which will be included in illuminated panels illustrating episodes... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man cleans a statue of Maha Maya which will be included in illuminated panels illustrating episodes... 
A man cleans a statue of Maha Maya which will be included in illuminated panels illustrating episodes from the life of Buddha, ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 9, 2014. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
KOREA-SHIP
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April 26, 2014 
A Buddhist believer takes a photographs of lanterns after a lotus lantern parade to celebrate the upcoming... 
Seoul, South Korea 
A Buddhist believer takes a photographs of lanterns after a lotus lantern parade to celebrate the upcoming... 
A Buddhist believer takes a photographs of lanterns after a lotus lantern parade to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha and to commemorate the victims of the capsized passenger ship Sewol, at Jogye temple in Seoul April 26, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME RELIGION) 
KOREA/
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April 04, 2014 
A worker attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for... 
Seoul, South Korea 
A worker attaches prayer petitions to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha... 
A worker attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha at Jogye temple in Seoul April 4, 2014. Buddha's birthday falls on May 6 in South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 27, 2013 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo May 25, 2013. Vesak, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo May 25, 2013. Vesak, which is celebrated on May 24 and 25 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Picture taken May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
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May 27, 2013 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo May 25, 2013. Vesak, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo 
A Buddhist monk walks down a road asking for alms to mark Vesak day in Colombo May 25, 2013. Vesak, which is celebrated on May 24 and 25 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Picture taken May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
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May 26, 2013 
A lit Buddha statue is seen at Gangaramaya Temple after Vesak Day in Colombo May 26, 2013. Vesak, which... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A lit Buddha statue is seen at Gangaramaya Temple after Vesak Day in Colombo 
A lit Buddha statue is seen at Gangaramaya Temple after Vesak Day in Colombo May 26, 2013. Vesak, which fell on May 24 and 25 for Sri Lanka this year, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
VIETNAM
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May 24, 2013 
Buddhist nuns and monks walk around a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Buddhist nuns and monks walk around a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc... 
Buddhist nuns and monks walk around a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 24, 2013. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
THAILAND/
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May 24, 2013 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province... 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 24, 2013. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION) 
INDONESIA
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May 24, 2013 
A Buddhist family gives alms to monks collecting donations ahead of Waisak, or Vesak Day, which commemorates... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Buddhist family gives alms to monks collecting donations ahead of Waisak Day, which commemorates the... 
A Buddhist family gives alms to monks collecting donations ahead of Waisak, or Vesak Day, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, in Magelang near the ancient temple of Borobudur in Central Java May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
MALAYSIA/
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May 24, 2013 
A Buddhist monk receives food as medium to be offered to the dead during Vesak Day at a temple in Bachok... 
BACHOK, Malaysia 
A Buddhist monk receives food as medium to be offered to the dead during Vesak Day at a temple in Bachok... 
A Buddhist monk receives food as medium to be offered to the dead during Vesak Day at a temple in Bachok in Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan May 24, 2013. Buddhists in Malaysia on Friday celebrate the holy Vesak Day to honour the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A vendor picks out a Vesak lantern for a customer at a stall ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A vendor picks out a Vesak lantern for a customer at a stall ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo... 
A vendor picks out a Vesak lantern for a customer at a stall ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 22, 2013. Vesak, which is celebrated on May 24 and 25 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
THAILAND/
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May 19, 2013 
A Buddhist prays under an artificial tree with golden leaves and Thai baht banknotes during a mass alms... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A Buddhist prays under an artificial tree with golden leaves and Thai baht banknotes during a mass alms... 
A Buddhist prays under an artificial tree with golden leaves and Thai baht banknotes during a mass alms offering ceremony in Bangkok May 19, 2013. Thousands of Buddhist monks and believers attended the ceremony to mark Vesak Day, the annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
KOREA/
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May 15, 2013 
A boy steps from stone to stone at the Cheonggye stream where traditional lanterns are exhibited to celebrate... 
Seoul, South Korea 
A boy steps from stone to stone at the Cheonggye stream where traditional lanterns are exhibited to celebrate... 
A boy steps from stone to stone at the Cheonggye stream where traditional lanterns are exhibited to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha in Seoul May 15, 2013. Buddha's birthday falls on May 17 in South Korea. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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June 04, 2012 
Buddhists believers meditate during a ceremony on Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth,... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Buddhists believers meditate during a ceremony on Vesak Day 
Buddhists believers meditate during a ceremony on Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok June 4, 2012. This year marks the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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June 04, 2012 
A buddhist monk meditates during a ceremony on Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A buddhist monk meditates during a ceremony on Vesak Day 
A buddhist monk meditates during a ceremony on Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok June 4, 2012. This year marks the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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June 04, 2012 
Fireworks are seen at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Fireworks are seen at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during Vesak Day 
Fireworks are seen at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok June 4, 2012. This year marks the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
SRI LANKA
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May 06, 2012 
A man takes pictures of lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo May 5, 2012. The festival commemorates the birth... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man takes pictures of lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo 
A man takes pictures of lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo May 5, 2012. The festival commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
SRI LANKA
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May 05, 2012 
People walk past lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo May 5, 2012. The festival commemorates the birth and... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
People walk past lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo 
People walk past lanterns on Vesak day in Colombo May 5, 2012. The festival commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY) 
VIETNAM/
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May 05, 2012 
Buddhist believers pour scented water as they bathe a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Buddhist believers pour scented water as they bathe a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations... 
Buddhist believers pour scented water as they bathe a statue of the child Buddha during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 5, 2012. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
SRILANKA/
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May 05, 2012 
Buddhist devotees arrive at Gangaramaya temple on Vesak day in Colombo May 05, 2012. The festival, celebrated... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Buddhist devotees arrive at Gangaramaya temple on Vesak day in Colombo 
Buddhist devotees arrive at Gangaramaya temple on Vesak day in Colombo May 05, 2012. The festival, celebrated on May 5, commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 05, 2012 
Novice Buddhist monks attend a Vesak Day ceremony at the Udong mountain in Kandal province May 5, 2012.... 
Kandal, Cambodia 
Novice Buddhist monks attend a Vesak Day ceremony at the Udong mountain in Kandal province 
Novice Buddhist monks attend a Vesak Day ceremony at the Udong mountain in Kandal province May 5, 2012. Buddhists in Cambodia celebrate Vesak Day to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
SRI LANKA
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May 04, 2012 
A vendor arranges Buddhist flags at a road side stall ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A vendor arranges Buddhist flags at a road side stall ahead of Vesak day celebrations in Colombo 
A vendor arranges Buddhist flags at a road side stall ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo May 4, 2012. The festival commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana and will be celebrated on May 5. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
MALAYSIA/
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May 03, 2012 
A devotee recites prayers in front of a Buddha statue on the eve of Vesak Day in Kuala Lumpur May 4,... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
A devotee recites prayers in front of a Buddha statue on the eve of Vesak Day in Kuala Lumpur 
A devotee recites prayers in front of a Buddha statue on the eve of Vesak Day in Kuala Lumpur May 4, 2012. Buddhists celebrate the holy day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SRI LANKA
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May 19, 2011 
Raja, a giant elephant puppet lantern, is controlled by performers as people watch during Vesak festival... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Raja, a giant elephant puppet lantern, is controlled by performers as people watch during Vesak festival... 
Raja, a giant elephant puppet lantern, is controlled by performers as people watch during Vesak festival week in Colombo May 20, 2011. The festival commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
INDONESIA/
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May 17, 2011 
Indonesian Buddhists attend a ceremony on Vesak Day in front of Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Indonesian Buddhists attend a ceremony on Vesak Day in front of Borobudur temple in Magelang 
Indonesian Buddhists attend a ceremony on Vesak Day in front of Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java May 17, 2011. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrated Vesak Day on Tuesday to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 17, 2011 
Indonesian Buddhists walk in the Borobudur temple during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Magelang in Indonesia's... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Indonesian Buddhists walk in the Borobudur temple during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Magelang in Central... 
Indonesian Buddhists walk in the Borobudur temple during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Magelang in Indonesia's Central Java May 17, 2011. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrated Vesak Day on Tuesday to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 17, 2011 
People are silhouetted as they look at a pandol, a giant lit-up display with a Buddhist theme, during... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
People are silhouetted as they look at a pandol, a giant lit-up display with a Buddhist theme, during... 
People are silhouetted as they look at a pandol, a giant lit-up display with a Buddhist theme, during Vesak day celebrations in Colombo May 17, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 17, 2011 
A man walks past Vesak day decorations on Vesak day in Colombo May 17, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man walks past Vesak day decorations on Vesak day in Colombo 
A man walks past Vesak day decorations on Vesak day in Colombo May 17, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 17, 2011 
Buddhist devotees arrive at a temple to attend a religious ceremony on Vesak day in Colombo May 17, 2011.... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Buddhist devotees arrive at a temple to attend a religious ceremony on Vesak day in Colombo 
Buddhist devotees arrive at a temple to attend a religious ceremony on Vesak day in Colombo May 17, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION) 
THAILAND/
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May 17, 2011 
A Buddhists monk uses a radio as he gives instructions to others arriving for a prayer during Vesak Day,... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A Buddhists monk gives instructions to others arriving for a prayer during Vesak Day at Wat Dharmmakaya... 
A Buddhists monk uses a radio as he gives instructions to others arriving for a prayer during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Dharmmakaya in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 17, 2011 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling Wat Dharmmakaya during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's... 
Pathum Thani, Thailand 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling Wat Dharmmakaya during Vesak Day in Pathum Thani province, on... 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling Wat Dharmmakaya during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok May 17, 2011. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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Vesak Day - 18 May 2011 
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THAILAND/
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May 17, 2011 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day in Nakhon Pathom province... 
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok May 17, 2011. This year marks 2600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. Picture taken using long exposure. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDONESIA/
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May 17, 2011 
Buddhist monks walk through Borobudur temple during a procession on Vesak Day in Magelang, in Indonesia's... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Buddhist monks walk through Borobudur temple during a procession on Vesak Day in Magelang, in Indonesia's... 
Buddhist monks walk through Borobudur temple during a procession on Vesak Day in Magelang, in Indonesia's Central Java May 17, 2011. Buddhists on Tuesday celebrate Vesak Day to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
THAILAND/
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May 16, 2011 
A Buddhist monk arrives to join others attending a ceremony during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A Buddhist monk arrives to join others attending a ceremony during Vesak Day at Wat Dharmmakaya in Pathum... 
A Buddhist monk arrives to join others attending a ceremony during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Dharmmakaya in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 16, 2011 
Candles are lit near a Buddha statue during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Candles are lit near a Buddha statue during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi... 
Candles are lit near a Buddha statue during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 16, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
VIETNAM/
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May 16, 2011 
Buddhist believers attend Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 16, 2011. Vesak... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Buddhist believers attend Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi 
Buddhist believers attend Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 16, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
VIETNAM/
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May 16, 2011 
Buddhist monk Thich Hai Hoa (C) prays with believers during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda,... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Buddhist monk Thich Hai Hoa prays with believers during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda,... 
Buddhist monk Thich Hai Hoa (C) prays with believers during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi May 16, 2011. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA
RTR2MHLZ 
May 16, 2011 
Buddhist monks walk along a busy street to collect donations ahead of a Vesak Day procession in Magelang,... 
Magelang, Indonesia 
Buddhist monks walk along a busy street to collect donations ahead of a Vesak Day procession in Magelang... 
Buddhist monks walk along a busy street to collect donations ahead of a Vesak Day procession in Magelang, central Java, May 16, 2011. Buddhists in Indonesia will celebrate Vesak Day on Tuesday to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha . REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) 
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