The Tibetan uprising

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In 1959 the people of Tibet turned against Chinese occupying forces. Their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, escaped across the border to India. A shortlived battle for independence followed.

Photo: Tibetan monks surrender their arms to members of the Chinese army (April 1959). AFP/Getty Images.

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Mon 18 Mar 2013 02:50 GMT

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