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A monk reflects in an old baths outskirts of Lhasa

 

The Kora (prayer circuit) follows the walls of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

 

Police wearing PLA uniforms outside the Jokhang Temple

 

Boy in market place

 

Boy and boots

 

A street trader runs past with his barrow in the busy back-streets of the Barkhor market, Lhasa in Tibet.
A street trader runs past with his barrow in the busy back-streets of the Barkhor market, Lhasa in Tibet.

Tibetan trader with barrow

A street trader runs past with his barrow in the busy back-streets of the Barkhor market, Lhasa in Tibet.

Painting newly constructed buildings, Lhasa

 

Two monks watch cars being sold in Potala Square

 

Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) look through sales literature around a marketing stall that sells real-estate in nearby Chengdu. The stall is part of a trade fair in the middle of the Potala Square, overlooked by the famous palace of the Dalai Lama.
Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) look through sales literature around a marketing stall that sells real-estate in nearby Chengdu. The stall is part of a trade fair in the middle of the Potala Square, overlooked by the famous palace of the Dalai Lama.

Plans for luxury flats at a trade fair in Potala Square

Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) look through sales literature around a marketing stall that sells real-estate in nearby Chengdu. The stall is part of a trade fair in the middle of the Potala Square, overlooked by the famous palace of the Dalai Lama.

CCTV cameras survey the area surrounding the Potala, formerly the Dalai Lama's residence, in central Lhasa. Since the occupation of Tibet started, the Chinese authorities have used surveillance as a tool to control dissent amongst Tibetans.
CCTV cameras survey the area surrounding the Potala, formerly the Dalai Lama's residence, in central Lhasa. Since the occupation of Tibet started, the Chinese authorities have used surveillance as a tool to control dissent amongst Tibetans.

A CCTV camera keeps watch over Lhasa from the roof of the Potala Palace

CCTV cameras survey the area surrounding the Potala, formerly the Dalai Lama's residence, in central Lhasa. Since the occupation of Tibet started, the Chinese authorities have used surveillance as a tool to control dissent amongst Tibetans.

Pilgrims prostrate along the Kora around the Jokhang Temple

 

A man and his son browse in an electronics shop in central Shigatse, a town in Tibet. Western shops like this have made in-roads into the traditional culture of Tibet.
A man and his son browse in an electronics shop in central Shigatse, a town in Tibet. Western shops like this have made in-roads into the traditional culture of Tibet.

Watching Chinese TV in an electrical goods store in Shigatse

A man and his son browse in an electronics shop in central Shigatse, a town in Tibet. Western shops like this have made in-roads into the traditional culture of Tibet.

Buildings of cultural significance demolished by Chinese workers in downtown Lhasa, Tibet. China has initiated the destruction of many buildings in Lhasa and other areas of Tibet.
Buildings of cultural significance demolished by Chinese workers in downtown Lhasa, Tibet. China has initiated the destruction of many buildings in Lhasa and other areas of Tibet.

Demolishing mock-Tibetan buildings during redevelopment in Lhasa

Buildings of cultural significance demolished by Chinese workers in downtown Lhasa, Tibet. China has initiated the destruction of many buildings in Lhasa and other areas of Tibet.

Building the walls of a Chinese army barracks, Tingri

 

A visitor to the undergound bunker where ceremonial candles from the Jokhang Temple have been located. The rows of candles are kept lit by hundreds of visitors who cross the Jokhang Square in centra Lhasa. They were removed from the Jokhang -An important Budhist temple and shrine, by the Chinese under a UN sponsored initiative, supposedly to limit the risk of fire damage to the ancient building.
A visitor to the undergound bunker where ceremonial candles from the Jokhang Temple have been located. The rows of candles are kept lit by hundreds of visitors who cross the Jokhang Square in centra Lhasa. They were removed from the Jokhang -An important Budhist temple and shrine, by the Chinese under a UN sponsored initiative, supposedly to limit the risk of fire damage to the ancient building.

Lighting butter lamps rehoused in a sunken chamber outside the Jokhang Temple

A visitor to the undergound bunker where ceremonial candles from the Jokhang Temple have been located. The rows of candles are kept lit by hundreds of visitors who cross the Jokhang Square in centra Lhasa. They were removed from the Jokhang -An important Budhist temple and shrine, by the Chinese under a UN sponsored initiative, supposedly to limit the risk of fire damage to the ancient building.

A housing development built for loyal Tibetans by the Chinese authorities, flies the flag of China.
A housing development built for loyal Tibetans by the Chinese authorities, flies the flag of China.

New housing for Tibetans topped with the flag of China

A housing development built for loyal Tibetans by the Chinese authorities, flies the flag of China.

Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.
Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.

Barley crops harvested to make flour for tsampa

Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.

Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.
Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.

Harvesting barley for tsampa in Tingri

Tibetans harvest their barley crop. it's main use is to be roasted, mixed with water, beer or tea and served as Tsampa - a staple diet in central Tibet. This image is taken at the foot of the Himalayas in a small village called Tingri.

Looking towards the Himalayas in Tingri

 

Monks walking

 

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