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Dalai Lama's life in exile

<p>The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai University February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai University February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai University February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Then Pope John Paul II poses for a photo with the Dalai Lama during their meeting at the Vatican September 28, 1982. REUTERS/Vatican </p>

Then Pope John Paul II poses for a photo with the Dalai Lama during their meeting at the Vatican September 28, 1982. REUTERS/Vatican

Then Pope John Paul II poses for a photo with the Dalai Lama during their meeting at the Vatican September 28, 1982. REUTERS/Vatican

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<p>Then President Clinton (R) talks with the Dalai Lama as then Vice President Gore looks on during a meeting at the White House in this April 28, 1994 file photo.  REUTERS/Handout </p>

Then President Clinton (R) talks with the Dalai Lama as then Vice President Gore looks on during a meeting at the White House in this April 28, 1994 file photo. REUTERS/Handout

Then President Clinton (R) talks with the Dalai Lama as then Vice President Gore looks on during a meeting at the White House in this April 28, 1994 file photo. REUTERS/Handout

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<p>Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama looks at artwork from Tibet with actor Richard Gere at a Manhattan gallery on October 15, 1991. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell</p>

Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama looks at artwork from Tibet with actor Richard Gere at a Manhattan gallery on October 15, 1991. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell

Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama looks at artwork from Tibet with actor Richard Gere at a Manhattan gallery on October 15, 1991. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell

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<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, strains to hear a question at a news briefing moments after his arrival March 22, 1997 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung.  REUTERS/Simon Kwong </p>

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, strains to hear a question at a news briefing moments after his arrival March 22, 1997 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. REUTERS/Simon Kwong

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, strains to hear a question at a news briefing moments after his arrival March 22, 1997 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. REUTERS/Simon Kwong

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<p>Exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama (R) greets his disciples at Dharamsala in northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on February 22, 1997.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama (R) greets his disciples at Dharamsala in northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on February 22, 1997. REUTERS/Stringer

Exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama (R) greets his disciples at Dharamsala in northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on February 22, 1997. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Advocates of Taiwan's independence from China hold a picture of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and a banner proclaiming: "Taiwan, Tibet doesn't belong to China" in Kaohsiung March 22, 1997. REUTERS/Simon Kwong </p>

Advocates of Taiwan's independence from China hold a picture of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and a banner proclaiming: "Taiwan, Tibet doesn't belong to China" in Kaohsiung March 22, 1997. REUTERS/Simon Kwong

Advocates of Taiwan's independence from China hold a picture of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and a banner proclaiming: "Taiwan, Tibet doesn't belong to China" in Kaohsiung March 22, 1997. REUTERS/Simon Kwong

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<p>The Dalai Lama lays his hands on the ancient stones of the Wailing Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine, while praying for peace June 14, 1999 as Israel's then Chief Rabbi Yisrael Lau looks on. REUTERS/David Silverman </p>

The Dalai Lama lays his hands on the ancient stones of the Wailing Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine, while praying for peace June 14, 1999 as Israel's then Chief Rabbi Yisrael Lau looks on. REUTERS/David Silverman

The Dalai Lama lays his hands on the ancient stones of the Wailing Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine, while praying for peace June 14, 1999 as Israel's then Chief Rabbi Yisrael Lau looks on. REUTERS/David Silverman

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<p>The Dalai Lama walks in front of the golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Islam's third holiset shrine, during a visit to the Old City June 14, 1999.  REUTERS/Flash Ninety </p>

The Dalai Lama walks in front of the golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Islam's third holiset shrine, during a visit to the Old City June 14, 1999. REUTERS/Flash Ninety

The Dalai Lama walks in front of the golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Islam's third holiset shrine, during a visit to the Old City June 14, 1999. REUTERS/Flash Ninety

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<p>Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama greets Hollywood star and chairman of the Board of International Campaign for Tibet Richard Gere (L) in New Delhi, December 18, 2002. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski </p>

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama greets Hollywood star and chairman of the Board of International Campaign for Tibet Richard Gere (L) in New Delhi, December 18, 2002. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama greets Hollywood star and chairman of the Board of International Campaign for Tibet Richard Gere (L) in New Delhi, December 18, 2002. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, meets with U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House Oval Office May 23, 2001. REUTERS/Handout </p>

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, meets with U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House Oval Office May 23, 2001. REUTERS/Handout

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, meets with U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House Oval Office May 23, 2001. REUTERS/Handout

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<p>The Dalai Lama stands beneath a map of Tibet projected on a video screen during a public talk in Washington, November 13, 2005. 



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The Dalai Lama stands beneath a map of Tibet projected on a video screen during a public talk in Washington, November 13, 2005. REUTERS/Jim Young

The Dalai Lama stands beneath a map of Tibet projected on a video screen during a public talk in Washington, November 13, 2005. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>The Dalai Lama waves during the inauguration of the Thupten Shedrub Ling temple in Belgium, May 29, 2006. 



REUTERS/Thierry Roge</p>

The Dalai Lama waves during the inauguration of the Thupten Shedrub Ling temple in Belgium, May 29, 2006. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

The Dalai Lama waves during the inauguration of the Thupten Shedrub Ling temple in Belgium, May 29, 2006. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>The Dalai Lama during a news conference in New Delhi, October 8, 2006. 



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The Dalai Lama during a news conference in New Delhi, October 8, 2006. REUTERS/B Mathur

The Dalai Lama during a news conference in New Delhi, October 8, 2006. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>A Tibetan woman holds her prayer wheel in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region, July 4, 2006. The Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's traditional home, is more than 1,300 years old and is more than 3,700 meters above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV </p>

A Tibetan woman holds her prayer wheel in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region, July 4, 2006. The Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's traditional home, is more than 1,300 years old and is more than 3,700 meters above sea level....more

A Tibetan woman holds her prayer wheel in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous Region, July 4, 2006. The Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's traditional home, is more than 1,300 years old and is more than 3,700 meters above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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<p>The Dalai Lama during a news conference in Brussels, December 4, 2008. 




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The Dalai Lama during a news conference in Brussels, December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The Dalai Lama during a news conference in Brussels, December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Tibetans attend their New Year celebrations at a monastery in Kathmandu February 9, 2008.  REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar </p>

Tibetans attend their New Year celebrations at a monastery in Kathmandu February 9, 2008. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

Tibetans attend their New Year celebrations at a monastery in Kathmandu February 9, 2008. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

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<p>Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (L) and France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend the inauguration of the Buddhist  Lerab Ling temple in Roqueredonde, southern France on August 22, 2008.  REUTERS/Pascal Guyot/Pool</p>

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (L) and France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend the inauguration of the Buddhist Lerab Ling temple in Roqueredonde, southern France on August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Pascal Guyot/Pool

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (L) and France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend the inauguration of the Buddhist Lerab Ling temple in Roqueredonde, southern France on August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Pascal Guyot/Pool

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<p>The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University in London  May 20, 2008.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University in London May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University in London May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks to followers during a mass prayer session for Typhoon Morakot victims in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks to followers during a mass prayer session for Typhoon Morakot victims in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks to followers during a mass prayer session for Typhoon Morakot victims in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (L) watches Archbishop Desmond Tutu dances in his chair as they both take part in a dialogue on youth and spiritual connection as part of a five-day event to teach compassion to children in Seattle, Washington, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo </p>

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (L) watches Archbishop Desmond Tutu dances in his chair as they both take part in a dialogue on youth and spiritual connection as part of a five-day event to teach compassion to children in Seattle,...more

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (L) watches Archbishop Desmond Tutu dances in his chair as they both take part in a dialogue on youth and spiritual connection as part of a five-day event to teach compassion to children in Seattle, Washington, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

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<p>The Dalai Lama prepares to address an audience at the Royal Albert Hall, in central London on May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool </p>

The Dalai Lama prepares to address an audience at the Royal Albert Hall, in central London on May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

The Dalai Lama prepares to address an audience at the Royal Albert Hall, in central London on May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

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<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cleans his glasses during a press conference in Dublin April 13, 2011. The Dalai Lama is on a two day visit to Ireland.   REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cleans his glasses during a press conference in Dublin April 13, 2011. The Dalai Lama is on a two day visit to Ireland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cleans his glasses during a press conference in Dublin April 13, 2011. The Dalai Lama is on a two day visit to Ireland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>A Tibetan monk prays in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, during a 24-hour hunger strike at the Tibetan Youth Club in Kathmandu May 5, 2011.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A Tibetan monk prays in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, during a 24-hour hunger strike at the Tibetan Youth Club in Kathmandu May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Tibetan monk prays in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, during a 24-hour hunger strike at the Tibetan Youth Club in Kathmandu May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>The Dalai Lama (R) embraces Lobsang Sangay, the elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala August 8, 2011. Sangay, a Harvard graduate, replaced the Dalai Lama as the Tibetan movement's political leader.    REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   </p>

The Dalai Lama (R) embraces Lobsang Sangay, the elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala August 8, 2011. Sangay, a Harvard...more

The Dalai Lama (R) embraces Lobsang Sangay, the elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala August 8, 2011. Sangay, a Harvard graduate, replaced the Dalai Lama as the Tibetan movement's political leader. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Tibetan man carries a portrait of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama after marking the 23rd birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, at the Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office in Kathmandu April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar </p>

A Tibetan man carries a portrait of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama after marking the 23rd birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, at the Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office in Kathmandu April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Tibetan man carries a portrait of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama after marking the 23rd birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, at the Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office in Kathmandu April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) meets Britain's Prince Charles at Clarence House in central London June 20, 2012.    REUTERS/Gareth Cattermole/Pool </p>

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) meets Britain's Prince Charles at Clarence House in central London June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Gareth Cattermole/Pool

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) meets Britain's Prince Charles at Clarence House in central London June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Gareth Cattermole/Pool

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<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama yawns as he attends a conference called "Living Together with Responsibility and Cooperation" in Sao Paulo September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama yawns as he attends a conference called "Living Together with Responsibility and Cooperation" in Sao Paulo September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama yawns as he attends a conference called "Living Together with Responsibility and Cooperation" in Sao Paulo September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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