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Flags flap under a starry sky beside a glacier coming off Animaqin in Guoluo county. The snow mountain, like all with permanent snow in Tibet, is thought to have a protector warrior god. Animaqin's god is believed to be the overall protector of all other snow mountain gods in the region.Sanjiangyuan - The three rivers headwaters. The Tibetan plateau is the world's third pole, producing fresh water for billions downstream. In China, the future of the nation depends on how this water tower is conserved.  Where the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers begin, Tibetan nomads are moving to protect the land, its wildlife and in the process their ancient culture from melting away in the face of resettlement and urbanisation..