FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, exiled Tibetans carry portraits of Tibetans who have immolated themselves in Tibet in protest against Chinese rule, during a street demonstration in Dharms

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, exiled Tibetans carry portraits of Tibetans who have immolated themselves in Tibet in protest against Chinese rule, during a street demonstration in Dharms
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, exiled Tibetans carry portraits of Tibetans who have immolated themselves in Tibet in protest against Chinese rule, during a street demonstration in Dharmsala, India. A surge in self-immolations and large demonstrations by Tibetans in western China mark a new phase in protests against rule by the authoritarian Chinese government. Activist groups have recorded two dozen people setting themselves on fire this month, a marked acceleration in the trend that began slowly in 2009 and that has seen at least 86 immolations. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)