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Tibet´s oldest woman turns 118

Source: Xinhua | 03-17-2009 08:07

Special Report:   Tibet in 50 Years

LHASA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Tibet's oldest woman, Arme Tsering, celebrated her 118th birthday Monday at home in the northeastern suburbs of Lhasa.

Tibet's oldest woman, Arme Tsering(R), celebrates her 118th birthday at home in the northeastern suburbs of Lhasa, March 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Soinam Norbu)
Tibet's oldest woman, Arme Tsering(R), 
celebrates her 118th birthday at home 
in the northeastern suburbs of Lhasa, 
March 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Soinam Norbu)

In her best clothing -- a blue vest, green woolen sweater and a brand new Tibetan costume -- Tsering sat quietly under an umbrella in her courtyard to enjoy the sunshine as guests, mainly county and village officials and a few reporters, poured in. Everyone offered a hada, a white, Tibetan-style scarf, and wished her good health.