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Study Diversion

Study Diversion

A young monastery school for novice monks in Thimphu was an unexpected treat during my first visit to Bhutan. I thought the school would be nothing special photographically, but we got permission to visit one of the classrooms where the young monks were engaged in a study hour. Almost as soon as we entered the room, pure pandemonium broke out as every monk wanted their picture taken. About half the students swarmed around me as I tired to take as many pictures as possible without asking the monks to pose. Eventually, as the excitement died down, I found these two monks in a corner of the room. The monk in the foreground is looking at a picture of himself he was just given, probably the first picture he's ever seen of himself.

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