Novice Buddhist monks pray on the shore of Khechuperi Lake in Sikkim

 
Novice Buddhist monks pray on the shore of Khechuperi Lake in Sikkim
Novice Buddhist monks pray on the shore of Khechuperi Lake near Pelling in the Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim October 12, 2009. Khechuperi Lake, also spelled Khecheopalri and known as the wishing lake, is a holy lake that is revered by Sikkimese Buddhists and Hindus. They believe that birds will attentively remove any leaves that fall onto its surface. REUTERS/Tim Chong (INDIA RELIGION ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)