June 21, 2012
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The New York Times
By EDWARD Wong

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Wednesday to protest Chinese rule and to call for the return of the exiled Dalai Lama, according to a report by Radio Free Asia. The Tibetans were identified as Tenzin Khedup, 24, a former monk, and Ngawang Norphel, 22. The self-immolations occurred in the Yushu Prefecture of Qinghai, a Chinese province that is traditionally the northeastern Tibetan area of Amdo. The burnings occurred in the town of Dzatoe, known in Chinese as Zaduo. The report, which cited a monk in India who came from the Yushu area, said that Tenzin Khedup died at the scene and that Ngawang Norphel was badly burned.

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