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Back to Bhutan and Brokpa country after that brief detour to North Korea last week...

Here is a group of kids in the tiny Himalayan village of Merak playing around the altar where offering of burning incense is made to Ama Jumo - the local deity. I was told that they do it every month on the day of full moon.

Not the best of my shots from technical point of view but as it shows an event hardly ever seen by Western visitors, never mind recorded, I thought it may be worth posting it here.

Do not worry about the little hero surrounded by the cloud of smoke. He survived... ;)

In the workshop I included a shot of another, this time urban, example of incense burning. The occasion was a prayer for the future of a business located in an office building nearby. Again, large amounts of incense to burn!

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