Largest Tibetan Buddhist school

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Buddhist nuns and monks walk through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Buddhist nuns and monks walk through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Buddhist nuns and monks walk through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world.Located in Ganzi prefecture in the west of China's Sichuan province it has become a hotbed of protests and violence since the Tibetan uprisings of March 2008. (AFP)

Buddhist nuns and monks walk through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world.Located in Ganzi prefecture in the west of China's Sichuan province it has become a hotbed of protests and violence since the Tibetan uprisings of March 2008. (AFP)

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A Buddhist nun sitting, reading under a sign that reads "the campus is our home, maintaining hygiene is everyone's responisbility", in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

A Buddhist nun sitting, reading under a sign that reads "the campus is our home, maintaining hygiene is everyone's responisbility", in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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There are hundreds of small houses where monks and nuns live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

There are hundreds of small houses where monks and nuns live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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There are hundreds of small houses where monks and nuns live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

There are hundreds of small houses where monks and nuns live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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A Tibetan man washes his hands using a ladle at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

A Tibetan man washes his hands using a ladle at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Buddhist monks collect leaflets at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Buddhist monks collect leaflets at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Tibetans who made a pilgramage to Seda Monastery offer prayers at the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Tibetans who made a pilgramage to Seda Monastery offer prayers at the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Buddhist monks walk in front of the thousands of small houses where they live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Buddhist monks walk in front of the thousands of small houses where they live at Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Buddhist monks pass a yak in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Buddhist monks pass a yak in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Buddhist monks sit on logs chatting, in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year.(AFP)

Buddhist monks sit on logs chatting, in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year.(AFP)

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Buddhist nuns and monks walking through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Buddhist nuns and monks walking through Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Apprentice Buddhist monks debate in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Apprentice Buddhist monks debate in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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Apprentice Buddhist monks debate in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

Apprentice Buddhist monks debate in Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world, with up to 40,000 monks and nuns in residence for some parts of the year. (AFP)

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