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Shoton Festival kicks off in Lhasa

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08:25, August 30, 2011

Lamas from Drepung Monastery unfold the huge Thangka painting of Sakyamuni in the unfolding ceremony during the Shoton Festival in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 29, 2011. The annual traditional Shoton Festival (Yoghurt Festival) kicked off here Monday. Usually celebrated in the sixth month in the Tibetan calendar, it is one of the most important festivals in Tibet. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)
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