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One on in a series of pictures taken on a stormy afternoon in the Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple complex in the town of Ayer Itam in Penang.

This picture depicts the Pagoda of Rama VI, named after the Thai king who laid the foundation stone, though it is better known as the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas. The pagoda, which was which was completed in 1930, combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown, reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

Kek Lok Si is the largest such complex in Penang. The buildings that make up the complex are a mixture of Chinese, Burmese and Thai styles.

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