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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 March 2008, 16:02 GMT
In pictures: Lhasa streets tense

People watch Chinese military trucks in Lhasa, 16 March 2008

Chinese troops were out in force on Sunday in the Tibetan city of Lhasa, after a week of peaceful protests against Chinese rule culminated in riots on Friday.

Chinese security forces in Lhasa - 16/3/08

Cars and houses were reportedly being searched as large parts of the city were effectively shut down.

Grab from Chinese state television CCTV shows a boy being forced along a street in Lhasa, 16 March 2008

Tibetan sources say that as many as 80 people were killed during the unrest, though Chinese authorities said just 10 people had died.

Chinese military check an ambulance in Lhasa, 16 March 2008

Chinese authorities encouraged demonstrators to give themselves in by midnight on Monday (1600GMT), promising leniency to those who surrendered.

A Tibetan monk prays in Dharamsala, 16 March 2008

Meanwhile, in the Indian town of Dharamsala, exiled monks prayed at a session attended by the Dalai Lama, who called for an international investigation into the unrest in Tibet.

Tibetan activists protest in Dharamsala, 16 March 2008

And on Dharamsala's streets, activists protested against what the Dalai Lama called China's "rule of terror" and "cultural genocide" in Tibet.

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