Home Buddhist Ceremony Held to Mark Laos-China Railway Inauguration Thirteen monks chant for good luck at the inauguration of the Laos-China Railway (Photo: KPL)

Thirteen monks chant for good luck at the inauguration of the Laos-China Railway (Photo: KPL)

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Thirteen monks chant for good luck at the inauguration of the Laos-China Railway (Photo: KPL)

A monk sprinkles holy water on a train to ensure good luck and prosperity for the Laos-China Railway (Photo: CRI)