Buddhist devotees prepare to cerebrate the 2,600 anniversary ...
Feb 22nd, 2012
(AP) - Buddhist devotees prepare to cerebrate the 2,600 anniversary of Myanmar's land mark Shwedagon Pagoda's establishment in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Vast crowds were gathering Wednesday at Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist shrine to celebrate a festival banned for more than 20 years under the former military government. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) -
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