A Buddhist monk is seen at the court yard of Erdene Zeu monastery in Kharahorin, some 380 km (236 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 8, 2006. The Erdene Zeu monastery was ransacked during the Stalinist period, and worship was forbidden throughout the Communist era, but Buddhism is experiencing a revival since Mongolia overthrew decades of Soviet dominance in 1991.

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A Buddhist monk is seen at the court yard of Erdene Zeu monastery in Kharahorin, some 380 km (236 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 8, 2006. The Erdene Zeu monastery was ransacked during the Stalinist period, and worship was forbidden throughout the Communist era, but Buddhism is experiencing a revival since Mongolia overthrew decades of Soviet dominance in 1991.

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