A Tibetan exile turned himself into a ball of fire in front of a Buddhist monument Wednesday, the 100th self-immolation attempt since 2009 in a wave of protests against Chinese rule.
Tibetans-in-exile take part in a candlelight vigil in Kathmandu on February 13, 2013. The vigil marked the self-immolation attempt by a monk -- the 100th Tibetan to self immolate in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet. A Tibetan exile turned himself into a ball of fire in front of a Buddhist monument in Kathmandu.
Witnesses told AFP the man in his early 20s doused himself with petrol in a restaurant washroom in the Nepalese capital, ran outside and set himself alight next to Kathmandu's Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's holiest Buddhist shrines.
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