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India Daily Life...THIKSEY, LADAKH, INDIA - MAY 7:  A young novice Buddhist monk puts on his robe as he walks down stairs after eating dinner at the Thiksey Monastery on May 7, 2014 in Thiksey, Ladakh, India.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A young novice Buddhist monk at the Thiksey monastery in India Read more

A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand...A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand May 6, 2014. An earthquake of 6 magnitude struck northern Thailand on Monday causing some damage to buildings and roads and knocking goods off shelves in shops but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

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A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand on Tuesday.

A Tibetan monk stands in the middle of a square at a Tibetan Buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet Autonomous Region.

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A monk at a Tibetan buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet.

A visually impaired monk is assisted as he participates in a walk to mark White Cane Day in Yangon. About 1000 blind and visually impaired people from around Myanmar took part in the event.

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A visually impaired monk is assisted as he participates in a walk to mark White Cane Day in Yangon. About 1,000 blind and visually impaired people from around Myanmar took part in the event.

Orthodox monk Father Ioakim, 74, looks at a street graffiti, which displays Siberian characters of the 19th century including an Russian Orthodox monk, in Divnogorsk town...Orthodox monk Father Ioakim, 74, looks at a street graffiti, which displays Siberian characters of the 19th century including an Russian Orthodox monk, in Divnogorsk town outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, September 30, 2013. The monk from a local parish came to the place to look at the artwork created by an unknown author and telling a story about an Orthodox priory which was replaced by the town for builders of Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station in the middle of the 20th century and now called Divnogorsk town. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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A Russian Orthodox monk looks at graffiti depicting Siberian characters of the 19th century including a Russian Orthodox monk, in Divnogorsk, Siberia. The artwork, whose author is unknown, tells the story about an Orthodox priory that was replaced by a settlement for builders of the nearby Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station in the middle of the 20th century.

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE PACKAGE 'BRAZIL MONKS' MESSAGE OF HUMILITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS: 22 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BRAZIL MONKS' MESSAGE OF HUMILITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'FRANCISCAN MORAES' FOR ALL IMAGES PXP01-PXP22    Photographer Ricardo Moraes spent time documenting a religious fraternity called O Caminho, (The Way), a group of Franciscan monks and nuns who help the homeless on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. They consider the election of Pope Francis, the first pontiff to take the name of St Francis of Assisi, to be a confirmation of their beliefs in poverty and simplicity. In July, Pope Francis will visit Rio de Janeiro on his first international trip since assuming the papacy. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Photographer Ricardo Moraes spent time documenting religious fraternity O Caminho, (The Way), a group of Franciscan monks and nuns who help the homeless on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. They consider the election of Pope Francis, the first pontiff to take the name of St Francis of Assisi, to be a confirmation of their beliefs in poverty and simplicity. Pope Francis will in July visit Rio de Janeiro on his first international trip since assuming the papacy. Read more

Children Become Buddhist Monks...SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 03:  Children attend the 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' ceremony forthcoming buddha's birthday at a Chogye temple on May 3, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,557 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is on May 17 this year.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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Children attend the Children Becoming Buddhist Monks ceremony at a Chogye temple on Friday in Seoul, South Korea, ahead of Buddha’s birthday. The children will stay at the temple for 14 days to learn about Buddhism. Buddha was born about 2,557 years ago and his official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which falls on May 17 this year. Read more

An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.

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An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile. Read more

A transgender and a Buddhist monk wait aside from other young men to speak to officers during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey in Bangkok

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Waiting game: a Buddhist monk and a transgender wait at an army draft centre in Klong Toey, Bangkok. All men over the age of 21 must serve in the Thai army with only those not considered physically capable of service, the mentally ill and those who have significantly altered their physical appearance, such as transgenders, being exempt