Tibetan Muslim boy in Manigango, Kham, Tibet.
Although Tibetans are predominately Buddhist a small percentage have intermarried with Islamic traders who have worked their way across Tibet in past years. The Muslim Tibetans respect the Dalai Lama as their political leader but not their spiritual leader. Fearing religious persecution when the Chinese invaded their country, many were forced to flee with other Tibetans; most have resettled in Muslim-based Kashmir.
- Date: 14 Jul 2008
- Location: Tibet
- Filename: awright_T-18328.jpg
- Image size: 3055x5116 pixels