Remarkable photos of Kirti Monastery in 2010

Scenes from Kirti Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery founded in 1472, located in the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern Sichuan, China. On March 16, 2011 a 24-year-old monk died after setting himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule after the third anniversary of the March 14, 2008 riots, which had left at least 22 people dead. Apparently, another monk from the monastery set himself on fire in 2009 but survived.

See larger sized versions and other scenes from 2005 here.