• A female Tibetan monk looks out from a boat window on Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Tibetan female monk and a local Han businessman near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Tibetan monk near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • North Korea. 2009
  • Local Tibetans stand by the head of a statue at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetans at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetans at Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A monk praying at the Jade Buddha Temple.<br />
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  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Monks inside of a temple. Wuhan (population 4.3 million) is a sprawling city that sits on both sides of the Yangtze River.  2008
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Monks inside of a temple. Wuhan (population 4.3 million) is a sprawling city that sits on both sides of the Yangtze River.  2008.
  • Monks praying on the grounds of the Jade Buddha Temple.<br />
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  • A young Tibetan monk in the town of Sershul on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The town is home to a large monastery which houses thousands of monks. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • A young Tibetan monk in the town of Sershul on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The town is home to a large monastery which houses thousands of monks. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • A young Tibetan monk in the town of Sershul on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The town is home to a large monastery which houses thousands of monks. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • A young Tibetan monk on a hill overlooking the town of Sershul on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The town is home to a large monastery which houses thousands of monks. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • A young Tibetan monk in the town of Sershul on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The town is home to a large monastery which houses thousands of monks. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • CHINA. Hong Kong. A buddhist monk collecting money on Hong Kong Island. Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, it is a territory located on China's south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It has a population of 6.9 million people, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 2008
  • CHINA. Hong Kong. A monk collecting money on Hong Kong Island. Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, it is a territory located on China's south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It has a population of 6.9 million people, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 2008
  • A monk on the roof of his monastery on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A young Tibetan girl is held by a female monk in the Amdo region of the Tibetan Plateau. Up to 100,000 nomads have been removed from the highland grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. Climate change, mining and government policy are causing the rapid disappearance of this unique culture.
  • A Tibetan monk in a community on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A Tibetan monk inside a temple in the town of Zaduo on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A Tibetan monk on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A Tibetan monk walks through a snowstorm in August. Snowstorms are rare at this time of year on the Tibetan Plateau, but climate change is leading to more extreme weather occurring at unexpected times.
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