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Mar 20, 2005 - Tsugol

Tsugol Datsan is undoubtedly the most magnificent Buddhist temple in Russia. Even a splendidly rebuilt equivalent in Aginskoe that I'd seen earlier in the day can't compare with this 1820 edifice whose gilded Mongolian script gleams magically in the pure, dry air set off against the Tibetan style fa├žade. As I was photographing the scene flecked with scuttling whisps of cloud, a monk came bounding up to me barking questions. Who was I? Why was I photographing? Who were the photos for? I talked in vague, not totally untrue terms about a...

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