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Buddhist festival of the temple of the tooth
1:00am Friday 3rd August 2012 in World news
One of Sri Lanka's most prominent religious festivals which dates back centuries has taken place.
Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists throng the hill-capital every year to venerate Buddha's tooth relic which is taken on a parade on decorated elephants with traditional dancers and drummers performing.
Pictured is a devotee offering fruit to an elephant during a Buddhist procession to mark the completion of annual Buddhist festival of the temple of the tooth in Kandy.