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Friendship In Exile .

By UrbaneMagick
Many thanks for the votes , comments & awards from my latest uploads of Nepal ... very humbled.

In Nepal, there is a huge Tibetan presence .

I met some who had escaped Chinese persecution in the late 1950's, and the children of these will never get to see their homeland.

Chinese oppression of Tibetans in their homeland is as strong as ever , hundreds of Tibetans both general populace & monks have immolated themselves ( set themselves on fire ) in the last twelve months alone.

Simply for flying the free Tibet flag in Tibet itself, monks & everyday Tibetans are beaten mercilessly & imprisoned , sometimes without charge & often not released for years ..if ever.

This photo was taken at Patwan temple complex in Nepal during a Tibetan Monk conference of prayer, talks & chanting.

I'll be revisiting at the end of this year again with photography, but this time with a better understanding of the people and to meet again friends I made there.

Nepal is a wonder of a country, warm, welcoming and diverse and accepting in its culture.

Tags: Photo journalism General Nepal India Monks Buddhism Landscape and travel Tibet Portraits and people Buddhists Patwan

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Maiwand 14 3 73 England
10 Mar 2015 10:50PM
Stunning travel shot Gareth. Wonderful busy street scene.GrinGrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
10 Mar 2015 11:09PM
Peaceful image Gareth.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
11 Mar 2015 12:03AM
Nicely captured, Gareth, against the backdrop.
what a beautiful coloured image with great detail, beautiful photography, SmileSmileSmileSmile
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
11 Mar 2015 1:13AM
A very fine capture, Gareth..

the saddest part is that that country cannot be influenced.. totally impervious..
Bantu 7 7 1 India
11 Mar 2015 4:54AM
Really a very sad plight of Tibtean people,a great capture.

IainHamer Plus
16 22 5 England
11 Mar 2015 7:32AM
Really nice image and loads of interest to keep looking at


gajewski 16 10 9 United States
11 Mar 2015 9:13PM
I love how you captured the eye contact between these two. Perfect timing.
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 10:22PM
Thank you 😃

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