In photo taken on May 16, 2013 monks walk along a road near the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, Gansu province, a flashpoint for many Tibetan protests against Chinese authorities. More than 110 Tibetans have set themselves alight since 2009, with most dying of their injuries, in demonstrations against what they view as Chinese oppression. Beijing rejects such claims, pointing to substantial investment in Tibet and other regions with large Tibetan populations, although critics say economic development has brought an influx of ethnic Han Chinese and eroded traditional Tibetan culture.
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