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    Pilgrims walk around the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China


    Pilgrims walk around the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The Wuming Buddhist Study Institute is located in Larung Gar Monastery on an altitude of 3,700 meters (about 12,136 feet). The institute has the largest conglomeration of monks and nuns in Tibetan Areas, with over 40,000 monastics from the Tibet Buddhism Nyingma School, Gelug School, Sakya School and Kagyu School, including more than 10,000 nuns. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China


    Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    Lamas listen to a master as they study sutra at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in the Tibetan autonomous region of China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Nuns carry firewood to their dormitory at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    A nun drys her clothes in the sun at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns walk on a path at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    A nun holds sutras and a portable stereo as she prepares to listen to the lecture of a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    A nun holds sutras and a portable stereo as she prepares to listen to the lecture of a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Nuns wash clothes at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    Nuns wash clothes at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    A lama dines in a restaurant at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns clean the huge pots used to cook food at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    Nuns clean the huge pots used to cook food at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    A nun listens to the lecture of a master with a portable stereo at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    Nuns buy goods outside a store at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    Nuns buy goods outside a store at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Nuns fetch water at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




    A nun cuts hair for her friend at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    A nun cuts hair for her friend at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    A nun puts her shoes on a shelf before she enters a Buddhist hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    A nun puts her shoes on a shelf before she enters a Buddhist hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in the Tibetan autonomous region of China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




    Nuns bow to a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


    Nuns bow to a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)


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Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Pilgrims walk around the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China


Pilgrims walk around the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The Wuming Buddhist Study Institute is located in Larung Gar Monastery on an altitude of 3,700 meters (about 12,136 feet). The institute has the largest conglomeration of monks and nuns in Tibetan Areas, with over 40,000 monastics from the Tibet Buddhism Nyingma School, Gelug School, Sakya School and Kagyu School, including more than 10,000 nuns. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China




Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China


Monastic dormitories stand on the hillside at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns recite sutras in a hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Lamas listen to a master as they study sutra at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in the Tibetan autonomous region of China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Nuns carry firewood to their dormitory at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




A nun drys her clothes in the sun at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns walk on a path at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




A nun holds sutras and a portable stereo as she prepares to listen to the lecture of a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


A nun holds sutras and a portable stereo as she prepares to listen to the lecture of a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Nuns wash clothes at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Nuns wash clothes at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




A lama dines in a restaurant at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns clean the huge pots used to cook food at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Nuns clean the huge pots used to cook food at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 4, 2006 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




A nun listens to the lecture of a master with a portable stereo at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




Nuns buy goods outside a store at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Nuns buy goods outside a store at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Nuns fetch water at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute




A nun cuts hair for her friend at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


A nun cuts hair for her friend at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




A nun puts her shoes on a shelf before she enters a Buddhist hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


A nun puts her shoes on a shelf before she enters a Buddhist hall at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in the Tibetan autonomous region of China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)




Nuns bow to a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute


Nuns bow to a master at the Serthar Wuming Buddhist Study Institute on November 11, 2007 in Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)


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