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A solar panel and satellite dish are seen outside the handmade yak-wool tents Tibetan nomadic herders make their home in spring and summer in the Tibetan Plateau. The satellite dish was provided by China's central government; along with a solar battery charger, a truck battery, and a TV so the nomads can watch Chinese broadcasts and learn the Chinese language; an attempt, some say, to assimilate indigenous Tibetans.

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A solar panel and satellite dish are seen outside the handmade yak-wool tents Tibetan nomadic herders make their home in spring and summer in the Tibetan Plateau. The satellite dish was provided by China's central government; along with a solar battery charger, a truck battery, and a TV so the nomads can watch Chinese broadcasts and learn the Chinese language; an attempt, some say, to assimilate indigenous Tibetans.