Exiled Tibetan monk is 100th person to self-immolate since 2009 in protest of Chinese rule (gallery)

A Tibetan monk doused himself in petrol in a Kathmandu restaurant and set himself on fire Feb. 13, 2013, marking the 100th self-immolation bid in a wave of protests against Chinese rule since 2009. Police in the Nepalese capital told media that the exile had burned himself in an eatery near Kathmandu’s Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world’s holiest Buddhist shrines, terrifying tourists who were having breakfast.


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An exiled Tibetan monk (background) sets himself on fire at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Feb. 13, 2013. STR/AFP/Getty Images

 





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