In this Dec. 25, 2012 photo, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi casts his 

In this Dec. 25, 2012 photo, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi casts his shadow on his painting of portraits of Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years as he works at his studio in Songzhuang art village in Tongzhou, on the outskirt of Beijing. Chinese authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder — criminalizing the suicides, arresting protesters' friends and even confiscating thousands of satellite TV dishes. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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In this Dec. 25, 2012 photo, Beijing-based artist Liu Yi casts his shadow on his painting of portraits of Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years as he works at his studio in Songzhuang art village in Tongzhou, on the outskirt of Beijing. Chinese authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder — criminalizing the suicides, arresting protesters' friends and even confiscating thousands of satellite TV dishes. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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