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Monks protest Bodhgaya blasts

Hundreds of monks from all over Southeast Asia, Bangladesh and Nepal demonstrated in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok on Wednesday, against bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple in India.

In Sri Lanka, a rally organised by the Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena, attracted hundreds more monks who protested outside the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

A series of bombs detonated at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodhgaya over the weekend injured two monks, one of whom was Burmese.

The temple is the place where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment.

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