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Tibetans protest

On 23 and 24 January 2012, and again on the 26th, Chinese security forces responded to protests by Tibetans in Kham, now part of Sichuan province, by firing into the crowds, leaving at least three dead and injuring at least 30. Tibetan refugees in India protested the violence by holding candlelight vigils in Dharamshala, holding placards with the names of the dead and injured and lighting candles around an image of Norpa Yonten, 49, who was killed in the first protest. The vigils were organised by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and the Gu Chu Sum, or association of former political prisoners. These pictures were taken for AP, appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, USA Today, NPR, Bloomberg, The Sydney Morning Herald and elsewhere. Angus McDonald

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