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Two Tibetans die in latest self-immolations

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Two more Tibetans burned themselves to death in protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group said, as state media accused the Dalai Lama of turning Tibetan Buddhism into "an evil cult". 

This handout picture taken on December 8 and released by the International Campaign for Tibet shows soldiers and firemen massed outside the Jokhang temple, one of Tibet's holiest sites, for the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Dalai Lama's Yellow Hat school of Buddhism.

Both immolations happened on Saturday in restive Tibetan-inhabited regions of China, bringing the number of Tibetans who have set themselves ablaze since 2009 to 95, the International Campaign for Tibet said in a statement from London.

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