Tibetians celebrated their 60th anniversary of peaceful liberty at the foot of the stunning red-and-white Potala Palace, under the five-star flag.

It's a historic date for all the Tibetans, said Qiangba Puncog, chairman of Tibet's regional legislature, while addressing the crowd. Tibet's peaceful liberation laid a solid foundation for the subsequent democratic reform, building of socialism and the modernization drive.

About 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the day with a grand flag-raising ceremony and a chorus of the national anthem.

The quality of our life is so much better than before, and I feel secure and content on my daily pilgrimage, said Deji, a senior citizen from downtown Lhasa.

Below are some Pictures of Tibetians celebrating life...