Tibetans in Qinghai province are worried their traditional lifestyle may be disappearing, and that includes the traditional nomadic herders : News Photo

Tibetans in Qinghai province are worried their traditional lifestyle may be disappearing, and that includes the traditional nomadic herders

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XIALA , CHINA - SEPTEMBER 2: Marjo Herji, 30, churns butter out of yak milk in her traditional tent in the Xiala grasslands, Qinghai Province, China, in the southrn mountain grazing land near Qinghai Lake. She and her husband live here tending to their 100 sheep and 20 yaks. But she sent her daughter into town so she can attend first grade. ''It's better to become a literate person,' she says of her daughter. Tibetans in Qinghai province are worried their traditional lifestyle may be disappearing, and that includes the traditional nomadic herders who live in tents during the warm months while tending to their yak and sheep herds. (Photo by Keith B. Richburg/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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XIALA , CHINA - SEPTEMBER 2: Marjo Herji, 30, churns butter out of yak milk in her traditional tent in the Xiala grasslands, Qinghai Province, China, in the southrn mountain grazing land near Qinghai Lake. She and her husband live here tending to their 100 sheep and 20 yaks. But she sent her daughter into town so she can attend first grade. ''It's better to become a literate person,' she says of her daughter. Tibetans in Qinghai province are worried their traditional lifestyle may be disappearing, and that includes the traditional nomadic herders who live in tents during the warm months while tending to their yak and sheep herds. (Photo by Keith B. Richburg/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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