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The Unknown World
Description: An expedition in the 1930's to see the Dalai Lama in the Tibetan holy city of Lhasa, Tibet.
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Clip #: TFA-153B
Length: 8:14
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Far East
Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Subject: Religion
Original: 16mm
1930s, Tibet, expedition through snow covered mountains to Lhasa, "Shangri-La", Potala Palace, natives watching expedition travel through street, festival, onlookers watching festivities, wrestling match, natives in traditional clothing, man smoking pipe, natives in costumes performing ceremonial dances as musicians play instruments, dignitaries gathering, trumpet blowers sounding approaching event, procession through city to Potala Palace, natives in costumes and masks, ceremonial dances, final ceremony in Potala Palace courtyard, offerings and prayers being made to holy one, people bowing forward in prayer, Dalai Lama seated on throne, Dalai Lama turning head and glaring at camera, Gobi Desert, sandstorm passing through desert, men struggling to hold down tent, camel train through desert, expedition

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