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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Monk at Maha Muni

A monk enters Maha Muni Pagoda to pay homage to the enshrined Buddha statue. It is believed to be one of the only five images of the Buddha made during his lifetime, consecrated when the Buddha himself breathed upon it.

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: SM-G930T
Copyright: © Sean Gauthier