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Tibetans gather during armed uprising against Chinese rule March 10, 1959 in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. The Dalai Lama, head of Tibet's Buddhist clergy and the region's spiritual leader, fled with 100,000 supporters to northern India, where a government-in-exile was set up. China ended the dominance of the lamas (Buddhist monks) and destroyed many monasteries. Occupied in 1950 by Communist forces, Tibet became an 'autonomous region' in Sept 1965, but most Tibetans regard the Dalai Lama as their 'god-king' and resent the Chinese presence. Photo: AFP

July 15, 2017 6:00 PM (UTC+8)