Powerful Photos Of Tibetan Vigil For Monk Who Set Himself On Fire

The vigil marks the 100th self-immolation attempt since 2009 to protest the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

An exiled Tibetan monk killed himself in Nepal in protest by setting himself on fire in front of a Buddhist monument on Wednesday.

That night the Tibetans-in-exile living in Kathmandu held a candlelight vigil in his memory.

There have been 100 acts of self-immolation by exiled Tibetan monks since 2009.

The Dalai Llama does not encourage self-immolation as a form of protest, but conversely does praise the courage of those who do it.

China invaded and occupied Tibet and has held the region since 1954.