In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi looks at his works of portraits of Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years, at his studio i

 

              In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi looks at his works of portraits of Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years, at his studio i
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi looks at his works of portraits of Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years, at his studio in Songzhuang art village in Tongzhou, on the outskirt of Beijing. Liu is working on a series of black-and-white portraits he knows will never be shown in a Chinese gallery. His varied subjects - men and women, young and old, smiling and pensive - have one thing in common: They are Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest repressive Chinese rule. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)