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In pictures: Everest celebrations
Tibetan Buddhist monks in Kathmandu
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Buddhist monks blew their horns to herald a day of golden jubilee celebrations marking the conquest of Everest on 29 May 1953
Masked dancer in Kathmandu
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Festivities honoured all the mountaineers who have tackled the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak
Watching celebrations at Tyang Boche Monastery on way to Everest
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The celebrations drew a large crowd of supporters and well-wishers....
Peeping between Buddhist prayer wheels at Tyang Boche monastery where some celebrations were held
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... and some who were just plain curious
Sir Edmund and Nepal Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand
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Sir Edmund Hillary was made an honorary citizen of Nepal at a special ceremony in Kathmandu
Everest summit
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... for being the first - along with the late Sherpa Tenzing Norgay - to reach the world's highest point 50 years ago





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