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February 14, 2011
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk performs religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 13, 2011. Pilgrims gather as local Tibetan monks dressed in traditional costumes perform religious dance to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism, local media reported. Picture taken February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Simon Zo (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLJ
February 18, 2010
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival...
TONGREN, China
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival...
Chinese security forces patrol the main street of Tongren where ethnic Tibetans hold their "Monlam" Festival in Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLF
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks play outside their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHLB
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the Monlam Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the Monlam Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL8
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, opposite to where a giant...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, outside a monastery in...
Ethnic Tibetan religious leaders and monks take part in the "Monlam" Festival, opposite to where a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, is displayed outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL7
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music in the main court as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL4
February 18, 2010
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
A young ethnic Tibetan monk gets his costume fixed before taking part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHL3
February 18, 2010
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk (R) and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam"...
TONGREN, China
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam"...
Pigeons fly as an ethnic Tibetan monk (R) and a worshipper walk in the temple's yard during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKT
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Ethnic Tibetan monks play music as they take part in the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
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February 18, 2010
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks in front of a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed,...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks infront of a giant "thangka",displayed as part of the "Monlam" Festival,...
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks in front of a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010.Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKO
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren,...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks walk near their temple during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKL
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHKI
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks blow horns as spiritual leaders stand by during the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHK2
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", displayed as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill...
Ethnic Tibetans gather around a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, as its displayed, as part of the "Monlam" Festival, on a hill outside a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHJH
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery...
Ethnic Tibetan monks fix a religious artifact before the beginning of the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA-USA/
RTR2AHJ4
February 18, 2010
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrims attend the "Monlam" Festival in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate "Monlam", or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the United States to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on February 18, despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
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RTR2AHIX
February 18, 2010
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren
Young ethnic Tibetan monks take part in "Monlam" festivities in a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 18, 2010. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. China urged the U.S. to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet the Dalai Lama, the latest source of friction in already strained Sino-U.S. relations. The White House said that Obama would meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday despite China's repeated warnings that such talks would hurt ties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS)
CHINA/
RTXBBF9
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBF7
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBF3
February 07, 2009
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous...
Xiahe, China
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe
A local rides his bicycle as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBBEU
February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
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February 07, 2009
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province...
Xiahe, China
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe during the Monlam celebration.
Riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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RTXBBEO
February 07, 2009
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,...
Xiahe, China
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe during the Monlam celebration....
Locals ride bicycles as riot policemen patrol the main street in Xiahe in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 7, 2009 during the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. Xiahe is the home to the Labrang Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday with tense as many troops patrolling the streets of Xiahe at the first day of the Tibetan festival. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBAQM
February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on roof at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on roof at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks sit on a roof at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
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February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on a hillside overlooking part of the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on hillside overlooking part of Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest...
An ethnic Tibetan pilgrim stands on a hillside overlooking part of the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBANB
February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in a street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest...
Ethnic Tibetan monks chat in a street near their dormitories at Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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RTXBAN9
February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at a doorway in the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest...
Xiahe, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at doorway in Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is biggest Tibetan monastery...
A young ethnic Tibetan monk stands at a doorway in the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, February 6, 2009, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, which is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside...
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXBAK5
February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe,...
Xiahe, China
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe...
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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RTXBAJZ
February 06, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe,...
Xiahe, China
Young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe
A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim bows during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe
An ethnic Tibetan monk gives holy water to pilgrims at the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan...
Xiahe, China
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan...
Police cars patrol a street near the Tibetan Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
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February 06, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
Xiahe, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery...
An ethnic Tibetan monk walks to the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. As Chinese celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and family feasts, a silent but stubborn struggle is being waged over a similar Tibetan holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB8VA
February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB8V4
February 05, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk leaves a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB8TG
February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB8TF
February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB8TE
February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB8SN
February 05, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009....
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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February 05, 2009
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot...
TONGREN, China
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot...
Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7M9
February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province...
TONGREN, China
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
An ethnic Tibetan monk wears a mask during religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB7M0
February 04, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LZ
February 04, 2009
A monk who controls the crowd with a stick wears a mask while people watch religious performances at...
TONGREN, China
A monk who controls the crowd with a stick wears a mask while people watch religious performances at...
A monk who controls the crowd with a stick wears a mask while people watch religious performances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB7LW
February 04, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LV
February 04, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk in a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk in a procession around a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks walk in a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB7LS
February 04, 2009
Young ethnic Tibetan monks watch a performance of religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks watch a performance of religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Young ethnic Tibetan monks watch a performance of religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB7LR
February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan boy, known to locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LO
February 04, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dance at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4,...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dance at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LM
February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan boy, known to locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LK
February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan boy, known to locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB7LG
February 04, 2009
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan boy, known to locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession...
An ethnic Tibetan boy, known to the locals as the "Living Buddha", is carried in a cart during a procession around a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 4, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate Monlam, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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Monlam Prayer Festival - 05 Feb 2009
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RTXB6JY
February 03, 2009
A young ethnic Tibetan monk runs to a prayer meeting in a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February...
TONGREN, China
A young ethnic Tibetan monk runs to a prayer meeting in a monastery near Tongren
A young ethnic Tibetan monk runs to a prayer meeting in a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 3, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB6JW
February 03, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, displayed on a hill outside...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka" outside a monastery near Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, displayed on a hill outside a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 3, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB6JU
February 03, 2009
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, to be displayed on a hill outside...
TONGREN, China
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka" outside a monastery near Tongren
Ethnic Tibetan monks watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, to be displayed on a hill outside a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 3, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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RTXB6JT
February 03, 2009
Local ethnic Tibetan villagers watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, displayed on a hill...
TONGREN, China
Local ethnic Tibetan villagers watch a giant "thangka" outside a monastery near Tongren
Local ethnic Tibetan villagers watch a giant "thangka", a sacred painting on cloth, displayed on a hill outside a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 3, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTXB6JR
February 03, 2009
Young ethnic Tibetan monks run away after receiving blessed food at a prayer meeting in a monastery near...
TONGREN, China
Young ethnic Tibetan monks run away after receiving blessed food at a prayer meeting in a monastery near...
Young ethnic Tibetan monks run away after receiving blessed food at a prayer meeting in a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 3, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
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