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A photo essay on Slate.

This weekend in 1989, martial law was formally imposed on the Tibetan capital of Lhasa by the Chinese government amid growing protests by Tibetans and violent crackdowns. Magnum presents portraits of Lhasans and images of the transition the country has had to undergo in recent years.

[Photo: LHASA, Tibet—A monk at Jokhang Temple, 2000. © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos]

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