Tibetans Enthrone Life-Size Portrait of Dalai Lama
Jul 2011 29

In an act of incredible faith and courage, Tibetans at the Jang Gonchoe Festival in Lithang enthroned a life-size portrait of the Dalai Lama on July 25th. Given China’s intensified repression and escalated militarization across Tibet, this act represents an open defiance of Chinese authorities.

It was reportedly an extremely joyous and emotional moment for the more than 5000 Tibetans gathered at the religious congregation, one of the biggest in the nation. Tibetans who had gathered from all parts of Tibet lined up to offer khatas to the portrait of His Holiness.

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