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Tibet's Potala Palace in Beijing (15 images)

A small-scale replica of Tibet's Potala Palace is on display at the Chinese Ethnic Cultural Park in Beijing April 4, 2012. Tibetan self-immolations are rising as China tightens its grip on Tibet. The authorities in China's capital, alarmed about the threat to stability in a region seething with discontent over religious and cultural controls, have responded with heavy-handed measures against Tibetans.
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The 2008 Olympic 'bird's nest' sits in the background of the Chinese Ethnic Cultural Park in Beijing April 4, 2012. Tibetan self-immolations are rising as China tightens its grip on Tibet. The authorities in China's capital, alarmed about the threat to stability in a region seething with discontent over religious and cultural controls, have responded with heavy-handed measures against Tibetans. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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