A look at Tibetan New Year celebrations, also known as Losar, a Buddhist festival celebrated for 15 days. Many Tibetans are protesting the holiday this year, in protest of those who they say have suffered under Chinese rule.
Feb. 21, 2012 Tibetan monks dressed as demons parade during a Tibetan New Year ceremony at the Yonghe Temple, also known as the Lama Temple, in Beijing. Tibetan New Year is usually a time for festivities in China's ethnically Tibetan areas, but this year, some are choosing not to celebrate after deadly unrest and a huge security lockdown. Chinese authorities have implemented what some experts say are unprecedented measures of control on vast swaths of ethnically Tibetan regions, following a wave of self-immolations by Buddhist monks and nuns. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
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