I was hoping they would sneak the video camera inside, but no dice. I was there in 2007 too, the last year before the "troubles", I managed to sneak a few photos inside, but they definitely were not allowing cameras. Hopefully the commies are not stupid enough to actually go and demolish the place, but I foresee a day when the only "monks" there are chinese dressed up as Tibetans for the chinese tourists to photograph. It is all massively depressing. ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ
Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.