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Monks pray over NY museum

An exhibition of Bhutanese sacred objects has opened in New York.

The show is unique because many of the items on display have never left the monasteries in Bhutan where they are revered.

They were only allowed to leave the kingdom with monks accompanying them to perform purification prayers each day.

Dumeetha Luthra reports from Manhattan.


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