In this April 8, 2014 photo, a Buddhist devotee with a basket of offerings on her head leads a group of men to circumambulate the Shwedagon pagoda, ahead of their ordination as Buddhist monks, Yangon,... more 
In this April 8, 2014 photo, a Buddhist devotee with a basket of offerings on her head leads a group of men to circumambulate the Shwedagon pagoda, ahead of their ordination as Buddhist monks, Yangon, Myanmar. Though most them only remain monks for a few days, ordination is seen as a right of passage in this predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million. In addition to learning the basic tenants of their faith, it serves as a sort of spiritual credit for their parents, helping emancipate them from a viscous cycle of rebirth and death. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gemunu Amarasinghe
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 2:57 AM EDT