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TRAGIC Tibetans Set Themselves on Fire Ed Freeman / Getty Images

Tibetans Set Themselves on Fire

Two Tibetan men set themselves on fire Friday to protest the Chinese government—the fourth and fifth such protests in Aba county in the past two weeks. The two men, both former monks, were reportedly recovering in at a local hospital. Chinese state media and human rights groups’ accounts of the protests differed as the London-based Free Tibet said one man had died. Aba prefecture has been the source of many of the fiercest protests against Chinese rule, as many in the area are loyal to the Dalai Lama.

October 8, 2011 12:44 AM