Switzerland 2015. Aeschimann children from Tibet

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Switzerland. Basel. A crowd of tibetan people wait outside in front of the main entrance of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois to have a glimpse at His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Two swiss people on their bicyles. The Tibetan flag, also known as the "snow lion flag" and the 'Free Tibet flag', was a flag of the military of Tibet, introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1912 and used for the same capacity until 1959. Designed with the help of a Japanese priest, it reflects the design motif of the Japanese military's Rising Sun Flag. Since the 1960s, it is used a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement. 7.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef