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An elderly monk meditates before the historic Shwedagon Paya, Yangon, Unuon of Myanmar (Burma), Nov. 26, 2009. The Shwedagon pagoda's central hti, an umbrella spire atop the giant zedi structure, sports a 76-karat diamond that casts red, green white beams to specific spots on the terrace as the sun rises or sets. The massive complex sits atop a 190-foot hill accessed by four stair-stepped walkways guarded by 30-foot-tall mythical half-lion half-dragon creatures called chinthe. The central 98-foot-tall zedi is surrounded by an incredible assortment of other smaller zedi, statues and temples...EDS: Not for syndication nor redistribution. Web slide show only. Please do not strip metadata for Web use.
An elderly monk meditates before the historic Shwedagon Paya, Yangon, Unuon of Myanmar (Burma), Nov. 26, 2009. The Shwedagon pagoda's central hti, an umbrella spire atop the giant zedi structure, sports a 76-karat diamond that casts red, green white beams to specific spots on the terrace as the sun rises or sets. The massive complex sits atop a 190-foot hill accessed by four stair-stepped walkways guarded by 30-foot-tall mythical half-lion half-dragon creatures called chinthe. The central...
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