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The lotus flower is very heavily tied to the Buddhist religion. It grows fairly readily all over southeast Asia, and is also cultivated because of its ties to the religion. This one was growing in a big pot of water at Wat Sainyaphum in Savannakhet, Laos.

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Photo © 2008, Giles Orr 
Last modified: 2008-05-17 by giles