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The Monk on a Mission

The state religion of Bhutan, Vajrayana Buddhism forms the very warp and weft of the cultural and social fabric. Inside Dzongs, government staff goes about their administrative duties in parallel with the religious responsibilities of monks. Here, a monk heads towards the his quarters inside the Punakha Dzong, as a pigeon waits in attendance.

TAGS: Bhutan, Pigeon

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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 05.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Camera Make: Google
Camera Model: Pixel 2
Focal Length: 4.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/144
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Punakha, Bhutan