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    tsuklakhang chapel, with tibetan women circulating, carrying prayer wheels; long shot of the royal palace; the secretariat buildings, from which the government of sikkim is conducted; buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the breeze (buddhism is the country's state religion); the typically sikkimese gate leading to the secretariat (tashiling); general view of gangtok from above, closer view of the one and only main street; cu of the street.



    the (english language) school, children playing outside; the market- buddhist priests buying vegetable; the cottage industries project on a hill outside gangtok; kanchenjunga mountain seen from gangtok in early morning light; more general views of the city; (the following shots were repeats of film one): secretariat buildings, the royal chapel, cu's of the painted woodwork on chapel, prayer flags.



    state of buddha in the royal deer park; more general views of the city; the main street, with a mule train setting out; cu's of three lepcha men in main street.



    (sikkim, although nominally an independent country, is bound to india by a 1950 treaty governing relations between the two countries, and under which india looks after sikkim's foreign relations, and uses sikkim as a buffer against the chinese in tibet. It is ruled by a chogyal, or king, the present one of whom married the american debutante hope cook)




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    regret unable get nay more material, or put together a featured because of very tight security.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LT94GS0T92H6EI7IQW7QM6UU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LT94GS0T92H6EI7IQW7QM6UU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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