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2nd Tibetan self-immolates in China in a week: groups

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A young Tibetan in southwestern China has died after setting himself on fire, rights groups have reported, marking the second self-immolation protest in a week and lifting the total to nearly 100. 

Tibetan pilgrims are pictured on March 11, 2012 outside Kirti monastery in Aba county, Sichuan province. A young Tibetan in Aba has died after setting himself on fire, rights groups have reported, marking the second self-immolation protest in a week.

London-based Free Tibet said in a statement Saturday that a 28-year-old man identified by the single name Dupchoek, died Friday afternoon in Drachen township in the Aba Tibetan autonomous prefecture of China's Sichuan province.

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