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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     As Myanmar was set aglow for the Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights, bigkom captured these beautiful images of festival goers lighting candles for the day. The festival marks the close to the alms-giving period for Buddhists. "This ceremony is quite important in Myanmar," he says.

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    They pay respect to Lord Buddha with lighting 9000 candles at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.

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