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March 9, 2018

In Bhutan, national happiness is what counts

By ELLEN HALE
Associated Press

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The people of Laya have their own language, customs and dress. The women keep their hair long, and wear conical bamboo hats held on with a beaded band.

LAYA, Bhutan — Prayer flags whip in the wind, flying across steep valleys and roads. Buddhist temples, stupa shrines and majestic fortresses called zhongs dot the landscape. Giant water-powered prayer wheels spin from tumbling falls. Farmers tend yaks.


 
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