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Horrifying, Surreal Photos Of A Tibetan Exile Setting Himself On Fire

WARNING: These are obviously disturbing images, so discretion is advised. An exile from Tibet immolates himself in New Dehli to protest the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Tibet is currently under Chinese occupation and has been struggling for independence for decades. The protester survived and is in critical condition.

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A Tibetan exile, Jamphel Yeshi, 27, runs after setting himself on fire during a protest against the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India in New Delhi March 26, 2012. Hu is scheduled to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in India on March 29. Yeshi escaped from Tibet in 2006 and has been living in New Delhi for two years.

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