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Buddhist nuns gather at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, where up to 40,000 monks and nuns are in residence for parts of the year. A notice from local officials began circulating in recent months saying that Larung Gar’s population must be reduced to no more than 5,000 residents by Sept. 30.  

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A Buddhist nun walks to a monastery at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

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Homes of nuns and monks cover the hillsides of Larung Gar, a center of Buddhist study in southwest China’s Sichuan province. 

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Buddhist nuns leave the monastery after praying at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute.

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Housing for visiting nuns and monks at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute.

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Lamas listen to a master at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute. 

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Nuns walk on snowy paths at Larung Gar, one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning, in China.

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