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Monk's feet leave lasting impression

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A Tibetan monk has prayed in a temple so many times that he has left permanent footprints on its wooden floor.

Hua Chi once prayed up to 3,000 times a day on the same spot, to ensure his soul makes a smooth transition in the afterlife.

Alexandra Mackenzie reports.

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