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Lhasa is a city of roughly 255,000 people and is at an altitude of approximately 3,650 metres (11,975 feet). Lhasa has a been an important religious center for Tibetans for over a thousand years. The city was not made into the political center of Tibet until the fifth Dalai Lama conquered Tibet in the 17th century.

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Door at Jokhang
Yak Butter
Tibet Chinese Army pins down Tibetians
Chinese soldiers lining up in Lhasa
Two boys in Lhasa
Potala Palace

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Lhasa Sonam Youth Hostel

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