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    vesak day in Mongolia


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Onoohoi of Mongolia shares photos of Vesak, a Buddhist festival commemorating the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. Onoohoi says the celebration consists of storytelling, prayer and meditation. "After finishing meditation, they start to light the ground lanterns to pay homage to Lord Buddha. We give resolutions and then we start to float the lanterns to the sky." The photos were captured at the National Stadium of Mongolia on June 4, 2012.
    - stein0726, CNN iReport producer

    I & my friends are volunteer in Vesak day in Mongolia. This is the fifth time for this ceremony. it's beautiful event in my country. I will upload a full story again. ^^

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