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Asia Pacific Rare visit to remote region highlights China's clampdown on Tibet

Conversations with ethnic Tibetans suggest that China's authoritarian policies designed to tamp down disorder are causing unrest and self immolations.

By Tom LasseterMcClatchy Newspapers / February 15, 2012

Andy Wong/AP

 The monk reached into the folds of his red robe, pulled out a small notebook, and gently slipped from its pages a tiny photograph.