SHAOLIN MONASTERY, ZHENGZHOU, HENAN, CHINA – 2013/02/25: Shaolin Monastery or Shaolin Temple, a Cha?n Buddhist temple on Mount Song, near Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan province, China Shaolin monks train in Kung Fu at Shaolin Monastery or Shaolin Temple, a Cha?n Buddhist temple on Mount Song, near Dengfeng, Zhengzhou.. (Photo by Jeremy Horner/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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