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  1. 1. TibetPhotographed by Jair (Yair) Moreshet 2006
  2. 2. The Potala Palace has played a central role in the traditional (Buddhist) administration of Tibetsince the 7th century, and was the home of the Dalai Lama before going on exile.
  3. 3. In a country at an altitude of 12,000 feet and thin atmosphere you won’t have enough oxygenbut for spirituality… never mind after climbing all the steps up…
  4. 4. A monument to the Yak, an animal exclusive to Tibet. The Potala Palace is in the back and abicycle Rickshaw in front (they are regulated by the authorities).
  5. 5. A wing of the Sera Monastery.
  6. 6. In the Sera Monastery: Feeding the flames by Yak butter, the most typical donation of thevisiting pilgrims.
  7. 7. Tibetan monks debate at the Sera Monastery.
  8. 8. Tibetan monks debate (and a Chinese monk watching them).
  9. 9. A wing of the Sera Monastery.
  10. 10. Residence by the Sera Monastery. (Notice the metal parabolic reflectors used for cooking by solarenergy, made in China.)
  11. 11. Hand-rotating drums filled by prayer scripts, built around a religious monument at the SeraMonastery.
  12. 12. It seems that most of the physical work is done by females, in particular young and relativelysmall. (It may take the strength of a female to endure and continue functioning with limited oxygen…) (Whileworking on religious sites they even sing…)
  13. 13. The holy Jokhang Temple of the 7th century and the eternal fire in front of it. A high traffic ofdevoted believers, in particular during the weekend (which is the secular time off of the week).
  14. 14. Deep believers prostrate themselves in prayer in front of the Jokhang Temple of the 7th century.
  15. 15. Weekend time: Apparently available Tibetan beauties gather in front ofthe Jokhang Temple.
  16. 16. The Jokhang Temple: Beautifying herself just before entering to theprayer areas in preparation.
  17. 17. The Jokhang Temple: The line in the entrance to the prayer areas.
  18. 18. The Jokhang Temple: The superstructure.
  19. 19. The Jokhang Temple: The superstructure.
  20. 20. The Jokhang Temple: Apparent harmony between an opponent of the Chinese rulingregime, a Tibetan serving in the Chinese Army, and a monk.
  21. 21. At the Jokhang Temple.
  22. 22. The lively Barkhor Market just outside the walls of the Jokhang Temple.
  23. 23. Norbulinka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas.
  24. 24. Norbulinka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas: A gate to the gardens.
  25. 25. Norbulinka: Another gate to the gardens.
  26. 26. Norbulinka, just the typical front of a minor house.
  27. 27. The Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is a pilgrimage site, high in the mountains (above the 12,000feet of the country’s plateau).
  28. 28. And this is the Yak, exclusive to Tibet
  29. 29. In a remote village.
  30. 30. In a remote village: An allocated prayer room at home.
  31. 31. In a village close to the capital, where allegedly the population wasintimidated to renovate the exteriors of their homes to improve theimage of the ruling Chinese regime.
  32. 32. Tibetan pilgrims walking on their feet a distance of 900 kilometers in 10 months from theirvillage to Lhasa, while repeatedly prostrating themselves in prayer every few steps !
  33. 33. The Ganda Monastery is isolated in the mountains at an altitude of 14,000 feet.