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23 Nov 2010

"No, we think your outfit is more colorful."

I arrived in Colombo late in the evening and spent the night at a large temple there. On the following day everyone was getting ready for a grand service in honor of President Rajapaksa's start to a second term in office. The guest of honor was the Minister of Labor. There are several thousand people beyond the wall and a hundred or more monks in the courtyard. I snapped this shot as my van was about to leave for the village. Waiting for the Minister to arrive, two young monks began chatting with one of the ceremonial drummers. 

We worked our way through the crowd and several dozen policemen. Fortunately, we were able to get on our way before the main military security detail arrived or we would have been there another 3 hours.

23 Nov 2010

"No, we think your outfit is more colorful."

I arrived in Colombo late in the evening and spent the night at a large temple there. On the following day everyone was getting ready for a grand service in honor of President Rajapaksa's start to a second term in office. The guest of honor was the Minister of Labor. There are several thousand people beyond the wall and a hundred or more monks in the courtyard. I snapped this shot as my van was about to leave for the village. Waiting for the Minister to arrive, two young monks began chatting with one of the ceremonial drummers.

We worked our way through the crowd and several dozen policemen. Fortunately, we were able to get on our way before the main military security detail arrived or we would have been there another 3 hours.

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