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I’m not sure that this photo, taken by Roy Chapman Andrews, is from Gandan Monastery, but the prayer wheel is certainly close in size and design to the one I saw there.

Large prayer wheel

Large prayer wheel

Here is the one I saw.

Large prayer wheel at Gandan Monastery, Sept. 2006

Large prayer wheel at Gandan Monastery, Sept. 2006

People had written on it with a variety of pens, probably prayers.

Gandan Monastery prayer wheel, closeup

Gandan Monastery prayer wheel, close-up

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