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Security increase reported after Tibet protests

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China has ramped up security in Tibetan areas, rights groups and residents said on Friday, after new self-immolation protests belied boasts of national unity at a key Communist Party congress in Beijing. 

Two Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims look at a police car outside the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, Gansu Province. China has ramped up security in Tibetan areas, rights groups and residents said after new self-immolation protests belied boasts of national unity at a key Communist Party congress in Beijing.

Six such incidents since Wednesday -- the eve of the gathering where the ruling party names its new leaders -- capped a recent escalation that marks the worst outbreak of Tibetan discontent since massive anti-China rioting in 2008.

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