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Vesak: Cambodian Buddhists celebrate Gautama Buddha's birthday

World | Associated Press | May 10, 2017, 1:22 pm
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Cambodian students offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province, northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Some hundreds of Buddhist monks, civil servants, students and residents gathered to mark the Visak Bochea, the holiest day of the Buddhist calendar, which marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on the day of the full moon in May.  (Image: AP)

Cambodian students offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province, northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Some hundreds of Buddhist monks, civil servants, students and residents gathered to mark the Visak Bochea, the holiest day of the Buddhist calendar, which marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on the day of the full moon in May. (Image: AP)

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Buddhist devotees, right, offer some food to the monks during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

Buddhist devotees, right, offer some food to the monks during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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Cambodian Buddhist devotees offer prayers to mark the Visak Bochea Day celebrations at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

Cambodian Buddhist devotees offer prayers to mark the Visak Bochea Day celebrations at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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Cambodian residents offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

Cambodian residents offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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A Cambodian Buddhist follower prays with lotus and jasmine flowers to mark Visak Bochea, or Buddhist Day at Oudong hill, in Kandal province, northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  (Image: AP)

A Cambodian Buddhist follower prays with lotus and jasmine flowers to mark Visak Bochea, or Buddhist Day at Oudong hill, in Kandal province, northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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A Cambodian Buddhist follower, left, holds a candle light for praying to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

A Cambodian Buddhist follower, left, holds a candle light for praying to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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A Cambodian vendor holds flowers during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

A Cambodian vendor holds flowers during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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Cambodian civil servants offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

Cambodian civil servants offer prayer to mark the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

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Cambodian vendors hold flowers as they talk on smartphones during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)

Cambodian vendors hold flowers as they talk on smartphones during the Buddhist Visak Bochea at Oudong hill, in Kandal province northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Image: AP)