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26-03-08, 13:53
Foreign journalists arrive in Tibet

By CHARLES HUTZLER, Associated Press Writer Wed Mar 26, 5:16 AM ET

LHASA, China - The first group of foreign journalists allowed into Tibet in the wake of deadly anti-Chinese-government riots has arrived in the regional capital of Lhasa.

The protests, which peaked on March 14 when rioters set buildings on fire and attacked ethnic Chinese, embarrassed China in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics and led it to flood the area with troops and ban foreign reporters, making it extremely difficult to verify information.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took a small group of foreign journalists, including an Associated Press reporter, to Lhasa on Wednesday. It is unclear how much freedom they will be given to report.

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26-03-08, 13:54