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Gandan Monastery

Aged walls and weathered light switches are seen 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 features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara. It currently has over 150 monks in residence. The Gandan Monastery was renovated in 1990 following the collapse of the communist government in Mongolia. © 2012 Tom Turner Photography.

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Monks and their Monastery
Aged walls and weathered light switches are seen 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 features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara.  It currently has over 150 monks in residence. The Gandan Monastery was renovated in 1990 following the collapse of the communist government in Mongolia. © 2012 Tom Turner Photography.