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In pictures: Marking the Buddha's birthday in Shanghai

Buddhists carry candles during a ceremony marking the Buddha's birthday in Shanghai, May 6, 2014.

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Buddhists hold candles as they pray during a ceremony to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Yufo Temple in Shanghai May 6, 2014.

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Buddhists place lotus-shaped candle holders to form the shape of a swastika, a traditionally auspicious symbol long before it was adopted by the Nazis, during a ceremony to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Yufo Temple in Shanghai, May 6, 2014.

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Monks hold candles as they pray during a ceremony to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Yufo Temple in Shanghai May 6, 2014.

ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Monks hold candles as they pray during a ceremony to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Yufo Temple in Shanghai May 6, 2014.

ALY SONG/REUTERS

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