Colorful Parade To Celebrate Buddhist Festival In Sri Lanka

In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 photo, a decorated elephant parades as Sri Lankan traditional dancers perform during the annual Buddhist festival of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists throng the hill-capital every year to venerate Buddha’s tooth relic which is taken on a parade on decorated elephants with traditional dancers and drummers performing. The event is considered as Sri Lanka’s most prominent religious and cultural ceremony that dates back to centuries. <AP/NEWSis>

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