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Butter Lamps in Lhasa, Tibet
Butter Lamps is a beautiful but dangerous tradition. Yak oil is used to light the lamps for prayers of Buddhist Pilgrims. Sadly many horrific monastery fires have resulted from the lamps.
|Photo Location:||Lhasa , China|
|Copyright:||© Paige Lee Baron-Schrier|