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Buddha statue

A craftsman is polishing the nose of a gigantic copper Buddha statue at a monastery workshop in Shangri-La, Yunnan Province. The province is a popular destination for many Buddhists to visit, and its Yuantong Temple is an especially important site.

Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.