1 and 4 are my favorites, specially 1, I like how the main subject is not in the cloud of smoke while everyone else is.
Thanks Juano... it was quite a shooting day
The first shot is my favorite - I agree with @Juano about the focus of the shot.
Interesting shots. Is that some sort of shrine in #2? It has a fascinating combination of elements--nicely composed.
1,2 & 3 are part of the largest significant Buddist Temple in in Tibet on the Dali Lamas birthday, there were thousands walking around the temple with beads
He wasn't there because the Chinese government forbids him from being there
The smoke is huge pots burning incense
I don't have any credible info on the fabric and recent newspaper monument, but flags have a religious significance that I am unaware of