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Carefully cleaned and stored, thousands of paddles are stored for future re-printing.

Carefully cleaned and stored, thousands of paddles are stored for future re-printing.

Along the road, a very common site are small landslides. One like this can cripple traffic for several days, cutting off needed supplies to villages.

Image Data

Camera // Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Taken // 09-13-2010 21:59
Dimensions // 607 x 366
Aperture // f/4
Focal Length // 32mm
ISO // 3200
Shutter Speed // 0.17 seconds
Just inside the temple walls, men sit scrubbing ink off the wooden printing "paddles". After cleaning, yak butter is rubbed into the wood to prevent the wood from drying out so that they can be used later.