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Photo exhibition on Tibet attracts Austrians
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A photo exhibition on Tibet, entitled "Landscape and life on the roof of the world", was opened Monday in Vienna Neustadt, Austria.

Bernhard Mueller, mayor of Vienna Neustadt, hosted and addressed the opening ceremony, saying the exhibition would help further understanding between Austria and China.

The images on the exhibition opened an extra window for Austrians to know Tibet, Mueller told Xinhua.

Wu Ken, ambassador of China to Austria, also addressed the opening ceremony. He said Tibet is a fascinating place which is experiencing tremendous changes under the support of the central government and all other parts of China.

While Tibetan culture and religious freedom are under protection, the economy there has been developed and people's living standard has been perceptibly improved, Wu added.

About 100 celebrities attended the opening ceremony and watched the photo show.

Mrs. Wittmann, an 80-year-old Austrian, told Xinhua that she was in Tibet 20 years ago and was quite impressed by its beautiful scenery and unique culture there.

She found Tibet is more beautiful and richer than before after carefully watching all the pictures.

The photo exhibition, with about 160 pictures, is staged in the City Hall Gallery in Vienna Neustadt, 50 km from Vienna, capital of Austria.

Many of the photos were shot by foreign photographers in 2005. The images unfolded a comprehensive view of Tibet, covering natural scenery, religion, education, customs and economic development.

The exhibition will run through September.

(Xinhua News Agency May 27,2008)

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