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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photos of the Day: June 20, 2012

Rights groups activists stage a protest to raise awareness on the human rights situation in Tibet and the closure of the territory to foreign visitors, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong on June 20, 2012. Since March 2011, 37 people have set themselves on fire in Tibetan-inhabited areas of China in protest at repressive government policies, according to activists. On May 27, two Tibetan men set themselves alight in front of the Jokhang temple, a renowned center for Buddhist pilgrimage in the center of Lhasa -- the first such incident to hit the regional capital.