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  • A monk praying at the Jade Buddha Temple.<br />
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  • Local Tibetans stand by the head of a statue at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A female Tibetan monk looks out from a boat window on Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetans at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A woman prays while burning an incense offering at the Jade Buddha Temple.<br />
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  • A man praying inside the Jade Buddha Temple.<br />
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  • A Tibetan man prostrates near Qinghai Lake. The Lake is regarded as holy by locals and is revered as 'the soul of Qinghai'. Qinghai Lake is China's largest inland body of water, lying at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Tibetan female monk and a local Han businessman near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Tibetan monk near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetans at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Buddhist statue in the grounds of Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • CHINA. Hong Kong. A buddhist monk collecting money on Hong Kong Island. Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, it is a territory located on China's south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It has a population of 6.9 million people, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 2008
  • Visitors to a buddhist temple in the town of Zaduo on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A buddhist monk stands in the doorway of a temple in North Korea.
  • Tourists visiting Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • Crowds of tourists visiting Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • A Japanese figurine on display in a store window in Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • Traditional Japanese writing next to a deep red coloured wall at Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • A painted door depicting buddhist monks at Rebgong (Tongren) monastery on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. China. 2011
  • A pilgrim walks through Sera monastery, located in the north of Lhasa. The monastery is one of the most important 'university monasteries' in Tibet and is home to hundreds of monks, famed for their heated debates which are part of their training and study of buddhist doctrines.
  • A buddhist monk outside his temple in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • Tourists visiting Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple, in Tokyo.
  • Visitors to Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo, collect water from a fountain.
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