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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Dance of Thousand-hand Guanyin

Guanyin is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion. She is commonly known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English. Quanyin is being depicted in various forms. One of which is having a thousand hands. The Original dance started in 1987 of the China Disabled people’s Performing Art Troupe. The “Dance of the thousand-hand Quanyin” is the most famous and most spectacular visual display of perfect dance synchronization.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: China
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Libby Zhang