Kirti monastery in Aba, Sichuan, is one of the most revered institutions in Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan pilgrims outside Kirti monastery in Aba county, Sichuan province, March 11, 2012. Armed police in full riot gear stand guard along the main street in Aba, a small Chinese town where a young monk burned himself to death last March, setting off a series of self-immolations.