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Elderly monks wait for a mask dance to begin at Hemis Gompa, the biggest monastery in Ladakh. It was built in 1630 and houses monks of the Brokpa or Red Hat sect. The Hemis Gompa is famous for its annual Tse Chu Festival which is characterised by colourful masked dancers wearing masks that represent good and evil characters in Mahayana Buddhism, an age-old tale of the victory of good over evil...