Lhasa, China - Peoples Republic of
TIBETAN MONKS DEBATE BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY AT SERA MONASTERY IN LHASA.
Tibetan monks debate Buddhist philosophy at Sera Monastery in Lhasa,
the capital of Tibet. Police have detained five Tibetan monks at a
monastery in Lhasa, three for listening to cassettes of
pro-independence songs and two for trying to raise a Tibetan flag,
sources said on Monday. The detentions highlight China's struggle to
stamp out separatist sentiment and allegiance to the Dalai Lama,
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, in monasteries despite political
education campaigns and strict government supervision. Picture taken
August 7, 2002.
REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV