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Celebrating Buddha's birthday

Buddhists pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A Buddhist monk prays during a ceremony for Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 18.


 Antara Foto/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/ via REUTERS

A Buddhist monk prays during a ceremony for Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 18. Antara Foto/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/ via REUTERS

A Buddhist monk prays during a ceremony for Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 18. Antara Foto/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/ via REUTERS
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Fire burning a Buddha statue is seen during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, May 19. 

Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru/ via REUTERS

Fire burning a Buddha statue is seen during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru/ via REUTERS

Fire burning a Buddha statue is seen during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru/ via REUTERS
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Devotees perform the Three Step One Bow ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Devotees perform the Three Step One Bow ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Devotees perform the Three Step One Bow ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim
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Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18.  
 REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Visitors release paper lanterns during a ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. 


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Visitors release paper lanterns during a ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko/ via REUTERS

Visitors release paper lanterns during a ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko/ via REUTERS
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Buddhist monks march during the Vesak Day ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18.   
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Buddhist monks march during the Vesak Day ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Buddhist monks march during the Vesak Day ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Visitors release paper lanterns during ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko/ via REUTERS

Visitors release paper lanterns during ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko/ via REUTERS

Visitors release paper lanterns during ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19. Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko/ via REUTERS
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Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18, 2019. Picture taken with long time exposure. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18, 2019. Picture taken with long time exposure. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists carry candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18, 2019. Picture taken with long time exposure. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhists light up candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists light up candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhists light up candles as they pray during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buddhist monks pray at a candle light procession during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of the birth of Buddha, his attaining of Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana, at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ba Sao town, Vietnam, May 13. REUTERS/Kham

Buddhist monks pray at a candle light procession during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of the birth of Buddha, his attaining of Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana, at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ba Sao town, Vietnam, May 13. REUTERS/Kham

Buddhist monks pray at a candle light procession during the Vesak Day, an annual celebration of the birth of Buddha, his attaining of Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana, at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ba Sao town, Vietnam, May 13. REUTERS/Kham
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People hold flowers and pray during the Vesak Day ceremony at a pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18.   REUTERS/Samrang Pring

People hold flowers and pray during the Vesak Day ceremony at a pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

People hold flowers and pray during the Vesak Day ceremony at a pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 18. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Monks perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Monks perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Monks perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim
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A Buddhist monk sits at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa while waiting for alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 18. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Buddhist monk sits at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa while waiting for alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 18. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Buddhist monk sits at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa while waiting for alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 18. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Devotees perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Devotees perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Devotees perform the 'Three Step One Bow' ritual ahead of Vesak Day at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, May 18. REUTERS/Feline Lim
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