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Tibetan monks self-immolate in anti-China protest

Exile Tibetan monks offer a prayer at a Tibetan Monastery near Boudhanath Stupa during the third day of Tibetan New Year in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. A Tibetan protester doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal's capital Wednesday, the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. AP/Niranjan Shrestha

Two Tibetan monks in their early 20s set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule near dozens of pilgrims who had gathered for prayers to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year festival, a Tibet rights group said. Both died. A third monk was taken to a hospital after setting himself alight in a separate incident, another group reported. His condition and whereabouts weren’t immediately known.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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