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Photo of the Day: Sorting Prints in Labrang Monastery, Tibet

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A monk sorting prints in Labrang Monastery in Gansu province of Tibet on June 26, 2011. (Kevin Schoenmakers/Flickr)

Interview: Robert Barnett on Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire

Tibetans offer prayers near mock coffins to represent the victims self-immolation during a rally in Siliguri, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on February 8, 2012. China said February 7 it would 'resolutely crack down' on any attempts to instigate violence in Tibetan-inhabited areas, where authorities have launched a deadly clampdown on protesters. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
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Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.

Photos: Vanishing Cultures Project Captures Threatened Tibetan Traditions

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The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.

Photo of the Day: Pool Table in Tibet

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Young men play pool outdoors against a mountain backdrop in Tibet on February 1, 2012.  (hcchien /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Waiting for a Bus in Tibet

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In Tibet, two herdsman wait for a bus, which arrives only once a day on January 19, 2012. (Hsin-Chan Chien /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Holy Lake in Tibet

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Yamzhog Yumco lake is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, located 150km south of Lhasa where the Himalayan and Kangdese Ranges meet. Photo taken on August 12, 2010. (National Capital Commission /Flickr)

Yangzom Brauen: 'Across Many Mountains' to Speak for Tibet

Yangzom Brauen, author of <i>Across Many Mountains</i>.
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Yangzom Brauen's new family memoir Across Many Mountains tells the harrowing yet ultimately inspirational story of her grandmother and mother's life in Tibet and their subsequent escape and exile after the Tibetan independence movement was suppressed by Chairman Mao's Red Army.

Video: Tom Brokaw Tells Tales of Reporting in China

Brokaw's historic <i>Meet the Press</i> interview with Zhao Ziyang.
Lifestyle

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw recounted four decades of China coverage during an intimate dinner at Asia Society New York.

Video Highlights: Lobsang Sangay on What's Next for Tibet

Lobsang Sangay and Jamie Metzl on stage at the Asia Society in New York on July 19, 2011.
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Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected Kalon Tripa (or Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government in Exile, appeared at the Asia Society in New York on Tuesday in conversation with an old friend from Harvard Law School — Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl. One writer covering the event called Sangay — who was born in India and has never set foot in Tibet — "charming, extremely intelligent ...

Watch: Don't Joke With the Dalai Lama About Pizza

One with everything. (Adam Kuban/Flickr)
Lifestyle

An Australian TV host's attempt at humor falls flat.