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Gandan Monastery

A 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara stands in the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, known as the Gandan Monastery, a Tibetan-style monastery in the Ulaanbaatar Mongolian, on July 23, 2012. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy." It currently has over 150 monks in residence. © 2012 Tom Turner Photography

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A 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara stands in the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, known as the Gandan Monastery, a Tibetan-style monastery in the Ulaanbaatar Mongolian, on July 23, 2012.  The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy." It currently has over 150 monks in residence. © 2012 Tom Turner Photography