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In pictures: Free Tibet rallies

An elderly Tibetan man prays during a protest march in Delhi, India

Tibetans across the world have staged protest rallies to mark the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.

A Tibetan woman shouts slogans during a protest march in Delhi

Demonstrators chanted "Free Tibet!" during a march in Delhi, India, while some participants prayed for the end of Chinese domination.

Tibetans rally in Kathmandu, Nepal

In Nepal, which is home to thousands of Tibetan exiles, people held a rally in the capital Kathmandu, amid a heavy police presence.

Nepalese police detain a Tibetan protester in Kathmandu

A number of protesters were detained by Nepalese police, who also sealed off the area around the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

A pro-Tibet rally outside the Chinese embassy in Canberra, Australia

In Australia, pro-Tibetan protesters reportedly scuffled with police outside the Chinese embassy in the capital, Canberra.

Buddhists pray in Hiroshima, Japan

In Japan, Buddhist monks held a candle-lit vigil and a prayer in Hiroshima in solidarity with the Tibetan cause.

The Dalai Lama speaks to the media in Dharamsala, India

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, accused Beijing of having subjected Tibetans to "hell on Earth" in the last 50 years.

Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, on 9 March 2009

China - who denies the Dalai Lama's claims - has stepped up security in Tibet, with riot police patrolling the streets of the capital Lhasa.

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