Rare photos show evidence of monks, nuns evicted from Tibetan Buddhist center

Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have forced nearly 3,500 monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center.
2019.06.21
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Tibetan nuns wait to be loaded onto buses following their eviction by Chinese authorities from Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Study Center. Photo: RFA

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Household items left behind by evicted monks and nuns are shown spread out in front of Yachen Gar’s donation center. Photo: RFA

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Cookware left behind by evicted monks and nuns is shown collected in piles. Photo: RFA

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Furniture left behind by monks and nuns is shown with monastery buildings in the background. Photo: RFA

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Abandoned religious books are shown stacked in piles. Photo: RFA

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Traditional wood-block scriptures left behind by monks and nuns are shown wrapped haphazardly in cloth bindings. Photo: RFA

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Kettles, pots, cups, and other utensils are shown abandoned in an open space at Yachen Gar. Photo: RFA

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An empty street is barricaded ahead of Typhoon Molave landfall in Danang, Vietnam, Oct. 28. Typhoon Malove sank a few fishing boats as it approached Vietnam's south central coast on Wednesday morning. (Vo Van Dung/VNA via AP)

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A woman carries her belongings on her return home from a hotel, passing debris along a road, in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province, Oct. 28, in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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Cattle stand in a flooded field as Typhoon Molave sweeps through Hoi An, Vietnam, Oct. 28, in this image obtained from social media. (Photo by Loic Diels via REUTERS)

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A couple clears debris outside their house next to uprooted trees in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave, Oct. 28. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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Family waits in a shelter as Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam's coast in Binh Chau village, Quang Ngai province, Oct 28. REUTERS/Thanh Hue

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A man bikes past a broken sign as the Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam's coast in Binh Chau village, Quang Ngai province Oct 28. REUTERS/Thanh Hue

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Vo Thi Theu (R), 64, clears debris from inside her house after it got damaged in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province, Oct 28, in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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A man clears debris inside an eatery in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province Oct 28, in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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Men check their smartphones while sitting at a shop after electricity was cut off in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province Oct 28, in the aftermath of Typhoon Molave. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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