Monks create art

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Tibetan monks Lobsang Yeshi, left, and Ngaweng Choegyal use a tiny metal funnel called a "chakpur" Tuesday to create a sand mandala (sand painting) at Clark College's Cannell Library in Vancouver.

At right, Yeshi painstakingly funnels colored sand powder into the mandala. A closing ceremony, when the artwork will be destroyed, is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at the library.