March 20, 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising when fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal. Today we take a look back at this historic struggle for freedom through the lens of UPI photographers.
The Annual lantern festival takes place in the city of Tianjin, located 100 km (62 miles) east of Beijing February 9, 2009. The lantern festival marks the last day of the two-week Chinese lunar new year or Spring Festival.
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