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Top Shot: Prayers

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“Hundreds of buddhist pray in the night of flower garlands and coloured lanterns in Quan Am Bodhisattva Buddha Day, a respectful ritual to pray for peace and health of mankind in Dien Quang pagoda, Bac Ninh province, northern Vietnam,” writes Your Shot photographer Tran Tuan Viet. “At the ritual, virgin girls will be selected to stand in the first row. It starts when the sun goes down the horizon and will continue for 3 hours.” Photograph by Tran Tuan Viet

Prayers answered?