Tourists climb down the steep staircase of the temple of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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