Wave of Tibet immolations among history’s biggest

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GILLIAN WONG Associated Press= BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of Tibetans have set themselves on fire over the past year to protest Chinese rule in one of the biggest waves of political self-immolations in recent history. But the stunning protests are going largely unnoticed in the wider world — due in part to a smothering Chinese security crackdown in the region that prevents journalists from covering them. While a single fruit seller in Tunisia who lit himself on fire in December 2010 is credited with igniting the Arab Spring democracy movement, the Tibetan self-immolations have so far failed to prompt the changes the protesters demand. Still, experts describe self-immolations as, historically, a…

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