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Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - time is running out to enter

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from Kate In LA

17 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel

Hanging Monastery - China. It is literally on the side of a cliff and is the only temple which combines the 3 main traditional chinese religions: Buddhism, Taoism & Confucionism.

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Ancient Buddha statues at the Yungang Grottoes, China. Dunhuang was established as a frontier garrison outpost by the Han Dynasty Emperor Wudi to protect against the Xiongnu in 111 BCE. It also became an important gateway to the West, a centre of commerce along the Silk Road, as well as a meeting place of various people and religions such as Buddhism.

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11/24/16 All residents in China’s restive Xinjiang region must hand in passports to police: media Many of the 10 million-strong Muslim Uygur minority have complained about discrimination, including denials of passport applications and controls on their culture and religion, in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

Leshan Giant Buddha -largest carved stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Buddha* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is a Buddhist who writes about the miracles of Kuan Yin in her book The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, when she suffered financial disaster in the mercenary city of Hong Kong *

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from the Guardian

50th Tibetan Democracy Day ceremonies

A Tibetan in exile performs a religious ritual at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu by Prakash Mathema

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