Guru leads mass meditation rally

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iol pic wld Ravi Shankar2 REUTERS Hindu spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar acknowledges his followers before an open-air meditation day organized by the Art of Living foundation in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires, Argentina -

An Indian guru has drawn a huge crowd in Argentina's capital to meditate against violence and stress.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's organisation estimates Sunday's crowd at a park swelled to more than 100 000 people.

They chanted and moved rhythmically as the guru urged them to focus their collective energy on ending violence and creating a world free of stress.

Smaller crowds were urged to meditate together around the world as Ravi Shankar's image was transmitted on television screens.

Ravi Shankar's The Art of Living foundation is particularly popular in Argentina. - Sapa-AP

iol pic wld Argentina Ravi Shankar~3 India's spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar greets followers before leading a meditation with thousands of participants in Buenos Aires. AP

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