portrait of the Dalai Lama

In Chigdril, Amdo, a portrait of the Dalai Lama is flanked by signs which wish for an auspicious International Mother Language Day. Public displays of images the Dalai Lama are typically not allowed by Chinese authorities, but Tibetans gathered nonetheless on February 21, 2013, to hear young students and writers wearing traditional Tibetan clothing recite poems and sing.