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Lhasa, Tibet - Day #9

September 10th 2005
Friday, September 9, 2005 Weather: Marvelous Temperature: Cool at daybreak rising to 80's. Today is what it is all about! Everyone who comes to Lhasa looks forward to seeing the Potala Palace, home of the Dalai Lamas for centuries and the "Vatican" of Tibetan Buddhism. Sadly, the current Dalai Lama is in exile from his country following the takeover of Tibet by China making it one of thei ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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