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Taken at the Buddist temple of Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. It is said that butter lamps help in meditation by focusing the mind. Traditionally, the lamps burned yak butter, but now vegetable oil is often used.

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  • Copyright: James McDowell (JMcDowell) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 81] (655)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-23
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-22 13:32
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