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Serving up food, culture at Vacationland bazaar

The Buddhist Temple of Alameda held its annual Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar this past weekend, serving up food, culture and good times. Top left, festivalgoers check out items for sale from the White Elephant collection Sunday. Top center, people enjoy the temple's food and conversation. Top right, Tyson Valle, 6, of Alameda, right, "fishes" for a paper bag of prizes with the help of volunteer Connor Peters, 8. Above, cooks in the kitchen prepare tempura vegetables and shrimp.


Volunteer Fischer Davis hands off a fresh kettle of tea at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda’s Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar, Sunday, June 22, 2014,
Volunteer Fischer Davis hands off a fresh kettle of tea at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda's Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar, Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)


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Patrons enjoy food and conversation at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda’s Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar, Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Alameda, Calif.
Patrons enjoy food and conversation at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda's Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar, Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Alameda, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)