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Buddhist monks walk back to the ancient Punakha Dzong (fortress) in Punakha, Bhutan. Phunakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos
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Buddhist monks walk back to the ancient Punakha Dzong (fortress) in Punakha, Bhutan. Phunakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos