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Buddhist novice monks walk to collect alms and offerings at old bagan, Myanmar. This procession is held every morning.In Burma, becoming a novice monk is a great honour for families. It’s customary for every young boy to enter a Buddhist monastery, starting with an initiation ceremony known as Shin Pyu.

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Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Bagan, Myanmar
Copyright: © Rajani Ramanathan