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Tiger's Nest, or Taktsang, a Buddhist monastery, spectacularly located high on a cliff face in Bhutan`
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Tiger's Nest, or Taktsang, a Buddhist monastery, spectacularly located high on a cliff face in Bhutan
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At the Kharbandi monastery near Phuntsholing, Bhutan, two young men in national dress approach the sacred prayer wheels
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At the Kharbandi monastery near Phuntsholing, Bhutan, four young women in national dress turn the sacred prayer wheels
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Looking up to the monks' area within the walls of the Paro dzong, or fortress, in Bhutan
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A senior Buddhist monk who is Master of Discipline to the monastic community in the Paro dzong, Bhutan
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The sacred legend of Guru Rinpoche and a flying tiger is painted on a wall of Bhutan's Paro dzong
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Harvesting rice near Paro in Bhutan; the Paro valley is one of the Himalayan country's few flat places
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A traditional farmhouse and family home near Paro in Bhutan
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Two young boys look out of the unglazed windows of their traditional farmhouse near Paro in Bhutan
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A small boy stands barefoot in the corner of a room in his family's farmhouse near Paro in Bhutan
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In the kitchen of his farmhouse home in Bhutan the family patriarch makes a thermos of tea
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Bhutan's only airport, in Paro valley, is built in the elegant traditional style
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Bhutan's airport, in Paro valley, almost the only flat site in the country
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On an airport wall the five kings of Bhutan; the current at far right is His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
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In Thimpu, the Bhutan capital, the dzong, or fortress, houses the city's administration and the leading monastic community
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Inside the great Thimpu dzong, or fortress, Bhutan's traditional art and architecture are derived from Tibetan Buddhism.
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Painted on an inner wall of the Thimpu dzong: Channa Dorji, Buddhist god of power, capped by the five negatives
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Pilgrims resting beside large prayer wheels at the Kyichu Lakh Buddhist temple near Thimpu in Bhutan
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Pilgrims circling the Kyichu Lakh memorial temple near Thimpu in Bhutan
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Corner of a building in Paro, Bhutan, showing a range of traditional Buddhist art including a phallus
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A phallus, for protection, is painted on a farmhouse wall in Bhutan behind family laundry including baby clothes
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Crude they may appear but the phallus in Bhutan expresses a family's desire for protection from evil spirits
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A Bhutanese traditional farmer shows a cool modern style in the guitar adorning his T-shirt
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Three generations--a young mother, her baby and her own mother--are among pilgrims to a memorial chorten near Thimpu
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Archery fans on a Sunday morning watch a local contest of Bhutan's national sport
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An archer takes aim in a contest of archery, Bhutan's national sport, in Paro, Bhutan
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A Bhutan postage stamp shows a yeti, or abominable snowman, which country folk believe exists, along with an archer taking aim
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