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Tibetan Nun Sets Herself on Fire in Sichuan Province, China - NYTimes.com

A blog about the anniversary of the death of Norman Morrison, a Quaker who burned himself in protest of the Vietnam War, has been making the rounds on blogs again this week. But, sadly, people are still feeling compelled to take this extreme step to combat injustice.

A Buddhist nun in southwest Sichuan Province died Thursday after setting herself on fire, becoming the 11th Tibetan to embrace a grisly protest against Chinese rule and at least the sixth to die doing so. The death of the nun, Qiu Xiang, 35, was reported by Xinhua, the official news agency, and confirmed by exile groups, who gave her Tibetan name as Palden Choetso.