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Pictures of Vesak Preparations

Picture It: The Festival of Enlightenment

Lanterns hang outside a Sri Lankan shop to sell for Vesak, the Buddhist festival that celebrates Buddha attaining enlightenment in his lifetime. Though Buddha's birthday is May 21, the festival begins each year on the full moon, which this year falls on Thursday, May 27.

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