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May 8, 2009

World in Pictures 07-08 May 2009 from Reuters

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Vesak or Visakah Puja is the most holy time in the Buddhist world.   It takes place the birth, enlightenment and entrance of to the nirvana of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni.

Vesak or Visakah Puja is the most holy time in the Buddhist world. It takes place the birth, enlightenment and entrance of to the nirvana of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni.


Indonesian Buddhists monks walk along a busy street to collect donations ahead of a Vesak Day procession in Magelang, central Java, May 7, 2009.

Buddhists in Indonesia will celebrate Vesak Day on Saturday to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha more than 2,000 years ago. (Picture Right) REUTERS/Dwi Oblo

Worshippers carry a holy red cloth towards men standing atop a pagoda, a domed temple, during a ceremony at the Kelaniya Buddhist Temple located in Colombo May 8, 2009. (picture Below)

During the ceremony, the cloth is wrapped around the pagoda.

Sri Lanka’s majority Buddhist followers make offerings and pray at thousands of temples across the country during the three-day religious festival known as Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
REUTERS/David Gray

Vesak or Visakah Puja is the most holy time in the Buddhist world, it takes place always on the full moon of the taurus.   This year, 2009, It will take place on Friday, May 8.

Vesak or Visakah Puja is the most holy time in the Buddhist world, it takes place always on the full moon of the taurus. This year, 2009, It will take place on Friday, May 8.



Tombs are partly submerged during a flood in the city of Esperantina, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Piaui May 7, 2009.

According to Brazilian Civil Defense, floods and mudslides from months of heavy rains in northern Brazil have driven more than 214,000 from their homes and killed at least 33 people.
REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil flood death toll rises -  Brazilian authorities say at least 33 people have been killed and 214,000 driven from their homes during flooding caused by heavy rains over the last two months.

Brazil flood death toll rises - Brazilian authorities say at least 33 people have been killed and 214,000 driven from their homes during flooding caused by heavy rains over the last two months.



Police try to stop Maoist protesters from reaching the President House in Kathmandu May 7, 2009.

The Maoist supporters and activists were protesting after their leader, Prachanda, quit as prime minister on Monday because Nepal’s President Ram Baran Yadav had stopped him from removing the Himalayan nation’s army chief, General Rookmangud Katawal. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

The political impasse in Nepal spells doom for the Indian firms which have operations in the Himalayan nation.    According to a survey carried out by apex business chamber Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (Ficci), Indian investors and businessmen in Nepal are living in mortal fear as they see a threat to life and property looming large with the country drifting towards a growing political uncertainty.

The political impasse in Nepal spells doom for the Indian firms which have operations in the Himalayan nation. According to a survey carried out by apex business chamber Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (Ficci), Indian investors and businessmen in Nepal are living in mortal fear as they see a threat to life and property looming large with the country drifting towards a growing political uncertainty.



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