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26 Feb. 2009
The footprints made by monk Hua Chi who kowtowed at... more
CHINA-TIBET/MONK
RTXC3HN
26 Feb. 2009
TONGREN, China
The footprints made by monk Hua Chi who kowtowed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 25, 2009. Hua Chi, who believes he is around 70 years old, has kowtowed at the same spot so many times that perfect footprints remain on the wooden doorstep. The monk and doctor of traditional medicine has been coming to the small temple in the monastery town of Tongren in China's western Qinghai province for nearly twenty years to perform a strict personal ritual. Every day, before sunrise, Hua arrives at the temple steps, placing his feet onto his footprints as he bends down to kowtow a few thousand times before walking around the temple. "During the first years I would kowtow 2,000 to 3,000 times a day. But I have grown older, so in recent years I have only done around 1,000 each day," he said, adding that to his dismay, in the cold winter-time he would sometimes only manage around 500 kowtows. Picture taken February 25, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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