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Memorials to climbers who perished on Mount Everest

Many people have died attempting to climb Mount Everest and these rock piles are memorials to the Sherpas and climbers who have made Mount Everest their eternal home. The largest of the three memorials in this photograph has brightly colored Buddhist prayer flags draped over it. The prayer flags are made of fabric and are strung together. They are tattered from the extreme weather conditions on the mountain.

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