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Photo Gallery: Opening ceremony for Tibetan monks’ creation of the White Tara mandala in Laguna Beach

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Tibetan monks perform with traditional instruments during an opening ceremony for the creation of the White Tara mandala at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival grounds in Laguna Beach on Monday. A mandala is an intricately designed geometric figure made from different colors of marble sand.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Monlam Gyatso leads a group of Tibetan monks in an opening ceremony for the creation of the White Tara mandala on Monday in Laguna Beach.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Tibetan monks chant during Monday’s opening ceremony for the creation of the White Tara mandala at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival grounds in Laguna Beach.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Tibetan monks perform with traditional instruments as they prepare to create the White Tara mandala at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival grounds in Laguna Beach on Monday.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Tibetan monks perform during an opening ceremony Monday for the creation of the White Tara mandala in Laguna Beach.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Tibetan monks trace an outline for the White Tara mandala on Monday at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival grounds in Laguna Beach.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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