• Short Summary

    THE LAOTIAN ROYAL FAMILY LED HUNDREDS OF THEIR SUBJECTS TO A BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN VIENTIANE THIS WEEK WHERE PRAYERS WERE OFFERED TO LORD BUDDHA.

  • Description

    1.
    SLV BUDDHIST MONKS OUT OF TEMPLE
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    2.
    CU MAN WITH CLASPED HANDS
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    3.
    LV MONKS RECEIVE OFFERINGS
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    4.
    GV LAOTIAN ROYAL FAMILY GIVE MONKS GIFTS
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    5.
    BACK VIEW CROWN PRINCE AND SON GIVE GIFTS
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    6.
    SV CABINET MINISTER GIVE GIFTS
    0.31

    7.
    LV ROYAL FAMILY WALK TO ROYAL PAVILION (2 SHOTS)
    0.48

    8.
    SV SPECTATORS
    0.50

    9.
    LV TROOPS MARCH PAST
    1.02

    10.
    LV DIPLOMATS
    1.04

    11.
    CU CROWN PRINCE
    1.06

    12.
    SV TROOPS MARCH PAST
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    13.
    CU KING SAVANG VATANNA
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    14.
    LV MARCH PAST
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LAOTIAN ROYAL FAMILY LED HUNDREDS OF THEIR SUBJECTS TO A BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN VIENTIANE THIS WEEK WHERE PRAYERS WERE OFFERED TO LORD BUDDHA. IT MARKED THE OPENING OF A TRADE FAIR CALLED, THATALUANG, AN ANNUAL EVENT WHICH IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST COLOURFUL IN THE COUNTRY.

    AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS WERE EMPLOYEES OF THE ROYAL PALACE, CABINET MINISTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. THEY BROUGHT ALONG WITH THEM OFFERINGS OF FOOD AND CLOTHING WHICH LATER DISTRIBUTED TO SCORES OF MONKS.

    THIS IS CUSTOMARY WITH THE LAOTIANS -- BE IT A TRADE FAIR OR RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL OR ANY OTHER OCCASION. THE MONKS LATER RE-DISTRIBUTED GIFTS TO THE POOR AND NEEDY FAMILIES.

    AT THE END OF THIS, THEIR MAJESTIES, PRECEDED BY PALACE GUARDS, CLAD IN TRADITIONAL LAOTIAN COSTUMES, PROCEEDED TO A ROYAL PAVILION. FROM HERE, THEY WATCHED A MILITARY PARADE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9LAGN8M2VQIWVDUYJ7UNTZTOS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LAGN8M2VQIWVDUYJ7UNTZTOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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