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Nepalese Buddhist children attend Bratabandha, a coming-of-age ceremony for boys in Kathmandu. In the Newari culture of the Shakya caste, the heads of young boys are shaved and they wear monks' robes during the Bratabandha ceremony, which takes place in the hill communities of Nepal. Prakash Mathema / AFP / March 5, 2014
Nepalese Buddhist children attend Bratabandha, a coming-of-age ceremony for boys in Kathmandu. In the Newari culture of the Shakya caste, the heads of young boys are shaved and they wear monks' robes during the Bratabandha ceremony, which takes place in the hill communities of Nepal. Prakash Mathema / AFP / March 5, 2014