TIBET: Call to Freedom

Living on the roof of the world, in a craggy land where even the valleys are higher than most U.S. mountains, Tibetans have learned to be cautious and practical. They conserve their energy in the chilling blasts of winter, pace themselves carefully, try each foothold for safety before moving on to another. What cannot be avoided, they bear without complaint.

But last week Tibetans, hardy as any mountain people, forsook prudence and took the field in a seemingly hopeless, idealistic action that pitted an almost unarmed nation of a million people against the might and power of 650 million Red Chinese....

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