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Mongolia's millennial monks
Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders.

The country's monasteries are increasingly run by millennial monks, the first generation to come of age after decades of religious repression under the Soviet system wiped out almost all Buddhist clergy.
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BARUUNBUREN, Mongolia
Senior Buddhist monk Lobsang Tayang walks outside the Amarbayasgalant Monastery in the Baruunburen district, Selenge province, Mongolia. Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders. The country's monasteries are increasingly run by millennial monks, the first generation to come of age after decades of religious repression under the Soviet system wiped out almost all Buddhist clergy.


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