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Rapping Korean nuns fire up prayer competition

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SEOUL - South Korea's top Buddhist organisation held an experimental "prayer competition" Thursday, featuring rapping nuns and singing monks in a bid to attract new, younger followers. 

Nuns hold placards reading 'you rock' as they shout support for performers at a Buddhist prayer competition at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul on July 17, 2014

More than 300 monks and nuns packed a large temple in downtown Seoul to take part in the competition hosted by the Jogye Order.

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