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The Death of Thich Quang Duc

***Some listeners may find this report disturbing***
In June 1963, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc shocked the world by setting himself on fire in protest against the Catholic South Vietnamese government. Sister Chan Khong was there.

(Photo: Sister Chan Khong. BBC copyright)

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