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2008-06-21 18:00:06

BEIJING _ Olympic torchbearers trotted through the cordoned streets of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa Saturday as China displayed its tight grip on a region that only three months ago was ravaged by bloody rioting. Militarized police stood arms distance apart along a route that ended at the foot of the towering 1,000-room Potala Palace, the abandoned former residence of Tibetan Buddhism's exiled leader. Local authorities used the event to attack the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of...

2008-06-21 09:00:16

World News IN BRIEF LHASA The capital of Tibet is preparing to host the Olympic torch relay today, three months after violent anti-government rioting rocked the city. The relay, disrupted several times outside China by protests against Beijing's policies in Tibet, will begin at Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace in Lhasa, and end nearly seven miles away at the hilltop Potala Palace, traditional seat of Tibetan rulers. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by...

2005-08-04 02:15:08

By Lindsay Beck LHASA, China (Reuters) - The renovation of the Potala palace, once the administrative heart of Tibet, is nearly complete but the imposing red and white monument stands empty of its most important occupant. With the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, in exile in India, the palace first built in the 7th century to commemorate the unification of Tibet has become a symbol of the gap between the region and the Chinese government that has ruled it since 1950. The Tibetan...