'Half a million of tribesmen, gathered from all parts of Tibet, Mongolia, and West China amid Oriental pomp and magnificence, have paid tribute at the famed Kumbum Monastery, near here, to the Panchen Lama. The most powerful dignitary of the lamaistic world was completing preparations for his long-delayed return to mystic Lhassa, capital of Tibet.'
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500,000 in Tribute to Panchen Lama. (1936, Feb. 14). New York Times, p.10.