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People row long-boats with their legs to pull the Phaung Daw (Royal Boat) during the annual 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival at Inle Lake

People row long-boats with their legs to pull the Phaung Daw (Royal Boat), which is carrying statues of Buddha, during the annual 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival at Inle Lake October 4, 2011. Inle Lake, Myanmar’s second largest lake, is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hills and is one of the country’s most popular tourist sites. The Phaung Daw Oo pagoda located on the Inle Lake houses five statues of Buddha gilded with gold leaf, which are believed to have been brought there by one of the kings of Bagan in the 11th century. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR – Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)