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Temple Fire

Posted December. 21, 2009 13:21,   


A fire at dawn yesterday severely damaged the Buddhist temple Hyangilam in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. Reduced to ashes was the main pavilion, a pagoda and the office building. In April, a Buddhist statue in the pavilion had been damaged by a 40-something woman who was a member of a religious sect. This photo shows the sunrise seen from the ancient temple, which was taken well before the fire.