At least 22 people have set themselves on fire in Tibetan-inhabited areas of China over the past year, mostly in Sichuan
This file photo shows a Tibetan Buddhist in exile shields a candle while participating in a vigil in Bangalore, in 2011. Hundreds of Tibetans gathered in China's southwest to hold a vigil for a young Buddhist monk who set himself on fire, a rights group said, in the latest self-immolation to hit the country.