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dried cow dung in handy portions on the walls
The lack of firewood in this waste land of the Himalaya makes people creative. They collect the cow dung, put it into handy portions (dinner plate size) and let it dry on walls/house walls. Nothing else but recycling. Using the rare natural resources carefully!
Another way to save natural resources and to overcome the lack of firewood is using sunenergy by collectingmirrors to heat up the teawater for example. Clever!
pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple
Despite the Chinese surpressing of the traditional Tibetan belief, especially concerning the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans kept their faith. There are still so many Nomads and Pilgrims circling their holy places with their prayer wheels and an om mani padme hum on their lips. Some do their pilgrim circuit all the way by their full body length on the ground - really amazing! And nevertheless how much money they have (or not have) they always donate some for Buddha. The pic shows pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple, the holiest Tibetan Temple.
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