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Life in the Shaolin Temple begins as early as three years old. Physicality is triumphed by knowledge, with the entrance exam being based on the answer to the question "What is your view on life?" I chose this picture because it shows the early age and also long life of study a monk of the Shaolin Temple will go through.

Tibetan Women wearing/selling traditional Turquoise Jewelry. Lhasa, The Capital of Tibet. South-Western Tibet 2011© Nora de Angelli / www.noraphotos.com