Powerful Photos Of Tibetan Vigil For Monk Who Set Himself On Fire

The vigil marks the 100th self-immolation attempt since 2009 to protest the Chinese occupation of Tibet. posted on

1. An exiled Tibetan monk killed himself in Nepal in protest by setting himself on fire in front of a Buddhist monument on Wednesday.

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2. That night the Tibetans-in-exile living in Kathmandu held a candlelight vigil in his memory.

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PRAKASH MATHEMA / Getty Images

4. There have been 100 acts of self-immolation by exiled Tibetan monks since 2009.

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PRAKASH MATHEMA / Getty Images

6. The Dalai Llama does not encourage self-immolation as a form of protest, but conversely does praise the courage of those who do it.

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PRAKASH MATHEMA / Getty Images

8. China invaded and occupied Tibet and has held the region since 1954.

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