October 9, 2012

Monk, China

Photograph by Fritz Hoffmann, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A monk seeks shelter from a snow shower in the Shaolin complex, lavishly rebuilt in recent years. Stone tablets throughout the grounds testify to the generosity of patrons from all over the world.

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