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Tibet, once an independent Lamaist state with the Dalai Lama as its spiritual head, is located on the roof of the world. This beautiful but barren country is inhabited by a very mellow and peaceful people. Surrounded by the highest mountains on earth and once dotted with famous monasteries, Tibet was conquered by Chinese communist troops in 1959 and as many as 3 million Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama himself, fled ever since. For the sporadic foreign visitor however, it still remains a spiritual powerhouse and we canít help to hope their culture will survive and that the Tibetan people will be masters over their own affairs soon again.

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Lined-up Pilgrims - Drapung.jpg (27572 bytes)

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Everest and Makalu - Pang La.jpg (37627 bytes)

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Pilgrims outside Jorkhang Temple - Lhasa.jpg (30339 bytes)

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Three Men in front of Door - Xigatze.jpg (24311 bytes)

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Specially dressed Pilgrim - Lhasa.jpg (36324 bytes)

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Man on Rooftop - Gyantze.jpg (26701 bytes)

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Studying Monk - Gyantze.jpg (22501 bytes)

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Pittoresque Alley - Drapung.jpg (25019 bytes)

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Along the Riverside - Gyantze.jpg (25472 bytes)

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Tibet's weirdest looking Village - Sakya.jpg (35806 bytes)

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Desolate Mountains - Pang La.jpg (27344 bytes)

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Pothala Palace from People's Park - Lhasa.jpg (44372 bytes)

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Drapung Monastery - Drapung.jpg (40039 bytes)

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Group of eating Pilgrims - Drapung.jpg (35781 bytes)

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Gompa Road - Xigatze.jpg (34053 bytes)

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