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Exiled Tibetans mark 100th self-immolation with candle light vigil

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Exiled Tibetans take part in a candlelight vigil following the self-immolation attempt by a monk earlier in Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb. 13.

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Tibetans-in-exhile attend a candlelit vigil after a Tibetan man self-immolated at Boudhanath in Kathmandu on Feb. 13.

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An Exiled Tibetan participates in a candle light vigil in solidarity with fellow Tibetans who have self-immolated, in Katmandu, Feb. 13.

Exiled Tibetans in Kathmandu, Nepal, participated in a candle light vigil Wednesday to show solidarity with fellow Tibetans who have self-immolated as a protest against Chinese rule. Earlier in the day, a monk doused himself with gasoline in a Kathmandu restaurant at Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's holiest Buddhist shrines, and set himself on fire, marking the 100th self-immolation attempt since 2009.