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In this file photo, then President Pranab Mukherjee with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Exile Tibetan artists perform a srpecial song to mark the 85th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama whose portrait is seen behind at an official function in Dharamsala.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before his departure from the Jai Prakash Narayan Airport, Patna.

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Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets students of IIM (Indian Institue of Management) during his visit, in Bodh Gaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama being greeted by his followers during the concluding day of his teaching session at Kalachakra Ground in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the third day of his teaching session at Kalachakra Ground in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the second day of his teaching session at Kalachakra Ground in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the second day of his teaching session at Kalachkara Ground in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the opening ceremony of a teaching session at Kalachkara Ground in Bodh Gaya

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees at the opening ceremony of a teaching session at Kalachkara Ground in Bodh Gaya

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Spiritual leader Dalai Lama meets buddhist devotees on New Year 2020, in Bodh Gaya

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Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama interacts with the media during his visit to the world heritage Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.

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The Dalai Lama at the Kalachakra event, Ladakh, 1975.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama wears a ceremonial yellow hat of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism at the Kirti Monastery in Dharmsala. The Tibetan leader presided over a function marking the 25th founding anniversary of the monastery in exile.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is attended to by monks as he sits on his ceremonial chair during the last day of a three-day religious conference in Dharmsala. Representatives of Tibetan Buddhist schools and the ancient Bon religion attended the conference.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives to attend the last day of a three-day religious conference in Dharamsala. Representatives of Tibetan Buddhist schools and the ancient Bon religion attended the conference.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the 24th S Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture on Universal Ethics organised by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The three-day talk organised at the request of a Korean Buddhist group is scheduled to end Wednesday.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, leans against a railing as he listens to Tibetan-government-in-exile President Lobsang Sangay from a balcony at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamshala. The institute, which was established to preserve and promote Tibetan theatrical arts, celebrated its 60th founding anniversary on Tuesday.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a programme at Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offers fruit to an elephant at Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Tibetan spritual leader Dalai Lama during an interaction at a hotel, in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, smiles as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharsmsala. The three-day talk, which is organized at the request of a Southeast Asian Buddhist group, will end Friday.

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Buddhist monks offer prayers to celebrate the 84th birthday of Dalai Lama, in Bodh Gaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama blesses a man during the conference 'Celebrating Diversity in the Muslim World' organised by Muslims of Leh-Ladakh, New Delhi

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama prays during his religious talk to Tibetan students at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, leaves from a hospital, in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama touches to his forehead a book of Buddhist text offered to him at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. Hundreds of Tibetans and other devotees gathered to mark the auspicious 15th day of the Tibetan new year with prayers.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the airport in Gaya before departing for New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a gathering at Kalachakra ground, in Bodh Gaya.

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Spiritual leader Dalai Lama gestures after he was gifted a caricature during 'Silver Lecture Series', at Guru Nanak college in Mumbai.

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Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses during an International conference on 'The concept of Maitri (Metta) in Buddhism' at Mumbai University.

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The Dalai Lama, right, delivers a sermon at Tochoji temple in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka. The Dalai Lama is in Japan to perform a religious ceremony for the victims of the 2016 earthquake in Kumamoto and this year's natural disasters.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama speaks during the first day of a 4-day teaching session on Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way, at McLeodganj near Dharamshala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, center, is welcomed by Tibetans living in Switzerland upon his arrival at the Tibet Institute in Rikon, Switzerland.

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Actor Richard Gere ,a great followers his holiness and Buddhism is being greeted by the master himself

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama standing with his Mother Dekyi Tsering

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama holds a lecture called "The Art of Happiness and Peace" in Malmo, Sweden.

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Exile Tibetans carry offerings as they welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglagkhang Temple in Dharmsala. Tibetans made ceremonial offerings and prayed for the longevity of their spiritual leader.

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In this file photo, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, greets the audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a religious conference in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a function in Bengaluru. The program, organized by the Tibetans living in Karnataka, is a part of the Thank You India - 2018 series of events commemorating 60 years of Tibetans-in-exile.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during a programme in Bengaluru.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama presents a traditional Tibetan memento to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during a programme in Bengaluru. The program, organized by the Tibetans living in Karnataka, is a part of the Thank You India - 2018 series of events commemorating 60 years of Tibetans-in-exile.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, spiritual leader Dalai Lama and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during the launch of Happiness Curriculum at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gives a short religious discourse to mark the beginning of the Tibetan sacred month Sa-Ka-Dawa in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he leaves after giving a short religious discourse to mark the beginning of the Tibetan sacred month Sa-Ka-Dawa in Dharmsala. Tibetans abstain from eating meat during the month and believe that prayers and good deeds are multiplied manifold.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar meets Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gestures as he speaks on the 'Role of Culture & Ethics in Promoting Global Peace and Harmony' during an event in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he speaks at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, wrapped in a warm shawl, speaks at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, is greeted by devotees as he arrives to give a talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala. The Tibetan leader spoke to a group of Indian and foreign tourists on secular ethics and the importance of tolerance in the 21st century.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama holds hand with Minister for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma at an event marking the beginning of the 60th year of the spiritual leader’s exile in India, in Dharmsala, India

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People participate in a padyatra from Chuthangmo to Tezpur, to mark the 60th year of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s arrival in India, in Tezpur

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama speaks during the morning session of the Mind and Life XXXIII conference at the Tsuglagkhang complex in Dharamshala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is greeted by devotees as he arrives to attend the Mind and Life XXXIII conference at Tsuglagkhang complex in Dharamshala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the inauguration of a Thai temple in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets school students at an event in Kalachakara Ground in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrives at a temple to participate in the annual Nyingma Monlam (World Peace Prayer) in Bodhgaya.

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Hollywood actor Richard Gere interacts with Buddhist monks seated under The holy Bodhi Tree at the World Heritage Mahabodhi temple as they participate in the annual Nyingma Monlam (World Peace Prayer) in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offer prayers under the sacred Bodhi tree at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama greets his disciples at an event in Kalchakra Maidan, in Bodh Gaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama addresses his disciples during an event in Kalchakra Maidan, in Bodh Gaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrives at a temple in Bodhgaya.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (R) and ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar (L) after being felicitated during the Silver Jubilee Lecture on "Education for Wisdon and Compassion to Rebuild Nation", organized by Sheshadripuram Educational Trust in Bengaluru.

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Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama interacting with the students at Somaiya Vidyavihar Campus in Mumbai.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during an interactive session on "Revival of Ancient Indian Knowledge" in Kolkata.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during an interactive session on "Revival of Ancient Indian Knowledge" in Kolkata.

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KISS Founder Achyuta Samanta and Chairman Saswati Bal honouring Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award 2017 at a function at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, in Bhubaneswar.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik addresses the media in Bhubaneswar.

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Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama speaks during the inauguration of 'The World of Children' initiative in New Delhi.

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Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama poses for a group photo with school students during the inauguration of 'The World of Children' initiative in New Delhi. The initiative enables children to discuss their various issues with each other and also with youth icons and inspirational leaders.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he leaves after giving a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The Tibetan leader began a four-day religious discourse for Buddhist groups from Southeast Asian countries.

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Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama being welcomed by his followers on his arrival at Kangra airport. Dalai lama arrived Kangra near Dharamsala town after a month-long tour across India.

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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama delivers Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.

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Exiled Tibetan children in traditional costumes perform Lion dance during the celebrations of the 82nd birthday of the spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Shimla.

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The Dalai Lama speaks at the University of California San Diego in an address entitled "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in Our World," at the RIMAC Field in San Diego, California.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama prays at the Tsuglakhang temple in Mcleodganj near Dharamshala.

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BJP leader L K Advani greets Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in New Delhi.

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