Giant Buddha painting unveiled in Tibet at Yogurt Festival

Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival began in Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. More than 100 monks and buddhists displayed a 40-meter-long, 37-meter-wide thangka painting on a giant platform, to which monks and believers paid homage.
The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century.

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