US ambassador to China Gary Locke chatted with Buddhist monks, visited famous sites and mixed with locals on a rare trip to Tibet, photos released Tuesday showed.
This picture taken on June 27, 2013 and released by the US embassy in Beijing shows US Ambassador to China Gary Locke (L) meeting with Party Secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Chen Quanguo in Lhasa. It was the first time since September 2010 that Chinese authorities had granted a US ambassador access to tightly-controlled Tibet.
The State Department announced that Locke was travelling in the Himalayan region from Tuesday to Friday last week.
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