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|(Left) A Buddhist monk, overlooked by one of the 216 stone faces of Lokesvara, offers prayers in an inner shrine of the Bayon.|
(Right) Fishermen at work in the moat of the Bayon, the temple that marks the site of the North Ecliptic Pole in the Draco/Angkor sky-ground scheme.
|(Left) Angkor Wat: reflections in the sacred lake.|
(Right) A Buddhist monk burns incense in the central sanctuary of Angkor Wat - still a place of living religion to this day.
|(Left) Statues were believed to be capable of containing the living essence of deceased individuals. The cult of statues, called 'living images', is still active in Angkor to this day.|
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