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10 young girl with wild hair at a monastery near Lake Manasarovar, Western Tibet

The white in her hair is paint. On they day in 2007 that I arrived at the monastery this girl and her family were painting the outside of the hostel where I was staying. (The hostel was managed by the same people who ran the monastery.)

At the time I had just finished walking around Mount Kailash, the mountain that is considered by many Tibetans to be the most sacred mountain in all of Tibet. It took me three days to walk around it. You can read the entire story at thomasriddle.net/tibet .

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Taken on September 20, 2007