(FILE PHOTO) LHASA, CHINA - AUGUST 6: A Tibetan monk stands in front of the Potala palace August 6, 2006 in Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Chinese tourists are flooding into the city ... more 
(FILE PHOTO) LHASA, CHINA - AUGUST 6: A Tibetan monk stands in front of the Potala palace August 6, 2006 in Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Chinese tourists are flooding into the city this summer especially with the recent completion of the $4.2 billion Tibet-Qinghai railway which brings an extra 3,000 people a day into the TIbetan captiol. The Chinese government also raised the entry quota of the Potala Palace, spending over 6 million to give it a face lift, which is still underway. Expensive hotels and shops have opened in the new section Lhasa while the TIbetan quarter fights to hold onto its cultural image. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) 60 Years Since China Claimed Sovereignty Over Tibet Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=109884792&EditorialProduct=Archival less 
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