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Lhasa, city of contrasts

A Tibetan mask.
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Inside the Potala palace.
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View of the city from the Potala palace.
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Barkhor Square with the Potala palace in the background.
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Tibetans performing circumambulation of Jokhang temple by prostrating all the way.
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Prayer wheels at a temple.
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The Muslim quarter in Lhasa.
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Outside a mosque in the Muslim quarter. The architecture is a blend of Islamic and local traditions.
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The Tibetan Museum.
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In the museum, an ornamental conch shell used as a musical instrument.
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An ancient string instrument on display.
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Another exhibit, ancient rock paintings.
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Savouring a moment of calm, a Tibetan nun in Norbulingka.
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A Tibetan woman in a local shop.
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Worshippers at Norbulingka.
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A Lhasa street scene.
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Local produce, herbs and dry fruits in Lhasa market.
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A Chinese snack vendor in Lhasa.
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A shop selling yak butter and other Tibetan delicacies.
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Tea time in Lhasa.
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