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Tibetan man sets himself on fire in protest

Manish Swarup / AP

A Tibetan man screams as he runs engulfed in flames after self-immolating at a protest in New Delhi, India, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the country Monday, March 26, 2012. The Tibetan activist lit himself on fire at the gathering and was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries, reports said.

Reuters reports:A Tibetan man set himself on fire in New Delhi on Monday at a protest against a visit by Chinese president Hu Jintao, who is due to arrive in India later this week for a summit meeting.  

Thirty Tibetans have set themselves on fire, mostly in southwestern China, in the past year to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, according to Tibetan rights groups. At least 20 of them have died.

Update 7:37am ET, Wednesday: The man, Jamphel Yeshi, 27 has dies from his injuries according to the general secretary of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Tibetan exiles try to douse the flames from their comrade, Jamphel Yeshi, after he set himself on fire during a protest against the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India in New Delhi March 26, 2012. Hu is scheduled to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in India on March 29.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan exile, is taken to hospital after he sets himself on fire during a protest against the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India in New Delhi March 26, 2012. Hu is scheduled to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in India on March 29.