A boy (L) and a Buddhist nun pray at the Shwedagon Pagoda during ...
Feb 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - A boy (L) and a Buddhist nun pray at the Shwedagon Pagoda during the 2600th anniversary of the Pagoda in Yangon February 29, 2012. Built over 2,600 years ago, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the commercial city and former capital of Myanmar, is the most sacred Buddhist religious site in the country. Ceremonies are being held at the compound 321-feet tall gilded pagoda to mark the 2,600th anniversary of its construction. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) -
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