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  alms-begging by Burmese nuns

 

Myanmar

Burmese nuns, recognizable from their overall pink robes, begging for alms (fig.) at a shop house on the side of a road in Inwa. Unlike monks and male novices, who go on alms round daily and receive ready to eat meals, nuns in Myanmar only beg for food twice a week, though throughout the day, including in the afternoon, and collect only uncooked rice, which they need to prepare themselves at their nunneries.

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