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Bhutan-religion-society-Buddhism-monks,FEATURE by Rachel O In this... News PhotoBhutan,Buddhism,Horizontal,Lunch,Monastery,Monk - Religious Occupation,Outdoors,Photography,Portable Information Device,Religion,Smart Phone,Thimphu,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPTO GO WITH Bhutan-religion-society-Buddhism-monks,FEATURE by Rachel O'BRIEN In this photo taken on June 3, 2013 Buddhist monks look at a smartphone as they take a break after lunch at the Dechen Phodrang Monastery in Thimphu. Bhutan -- nestled in the Himalayas and flanked by both India and China -- is renowned for its rich Buddhist culture, and villages are still steeped in its traditions. Protecting the Buddhist culture is a key pillar of Bhutan's unique 'Gross National Happiness' development model, which aims to balance spiritual and mental well-being with economic growth. AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)