Photos: Buddhist Temple ceremony: ‘Appreciation Tower’

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A group of monks led by Abbot Monk Quang Dao Thich chant while walking down a path to the new Appreciation Tower on Sunday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of the Tam Bao Temple participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the temple's new Appreciation Tower on Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A group of monks led by Abbot Monk Quang Dao Thich chant while walking down a path to the new Appreciation Tower on Sunday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A group of monks including Abbot Monk Quang Dao Thich (center) cut a ribbon to open the new Appreciation Tower on Sunday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The doors to the new Appreciation Tower are opened on Sunday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A group of monks led by Abbot Monk Quang Dao Thich enter the new Appreciation Tower on Sunday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of the Tam Bao Temple carry the ashes of the deceased into the temple's new Appreciation Tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of the Tam Bao Temple carry the ashes of the deceased into the temple's new Appreciation Tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of the Tam Bao Temple exit the temple's new Appreciation Tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of the Tam Bao Temple participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the temple's new Appreciation Tower on Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A member of the Tam Bao Temple holds Tammy Tran, 1, outside the temple's new Appreciation Tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The Appreciation Tower is officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Ashes of the deceased are housed in the Appreciation Tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The Appreciation Tower is officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday at the Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge.