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Dharamsala

Firefighters with the help of a JCB try to rescue a bull who climbed to top of a building at Sheela, near Dharamshala.

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An exile Tibetan walks with prayer beads in his hand during relaxation in curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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Daily wage laborers wearing face masks wait for work during relaxation in curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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Penpa Tsering, the newly elected President of the Central Tibetan Administration, prays in front of a portrait of his spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

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Penpa Tsering, the newly elected President of the Central Tibetan Administration, right, poses for a photograph with the outgoing president Lobsang Sangay, before taking oath of office in Dharamsala. The new president of the Tibetan exile government said Thursday he was willing to reach out to the Chinese government to resolve their conflict, though the sides haven't had dialogue in the past decade.

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A man sits on a bench in front of a closed auto-rickshaw stand during lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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People wearing protective masks walk through a closed market during a curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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A man wearing a protective mask walks past closed roadside stalls during a curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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A bolt of lightening is seen above the Kangra Valley in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan PM in exile Lobsang Sangay cast his vote for Tibetan general elections of Sikyong/President of Central Tibetan administration and 45 members of Tibetan parliament in exile in Dharamshala.

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Polling begins for the final phase of Tibetan general elections of Sikyong/President of Central Tibetan administration and 45 members of Tibetan parliament in exile in Dharamshala.

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Voters stand in a queue outside a polling booth in Dharamsala.

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Election officers register voters before allowing them to cast their vote in Dharamsala.

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A woman casts her vote in Dharamsala. People voted to elect members of the Municipal Corporation in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan women in exile participate in a protest rally against China on the occasion of 62nd Tibetan Women's National Uprising Day, in Dharamshala.

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Tibetans-in-exile take part in a march to mark the 62nd anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day at Mcleodganj, Dharamshala.

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A portrait of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adorns a stage as exile Tibetans gather to mark the anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day in Dharamsala.

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President of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay, front centre, stands with other parliamentarians to observe a minute's silence for dead Tibetans as exile Tibetans gather to mark the anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day in Dharamsala. Thousands of Tibetans had come out on streets in Lhasa in 1959 to protest against Chinese rule.

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Exile Tibetans sell flags at a gathering to mark the anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day in Dharamsala. Thousands of Tibetans had come out on streets in Lhasa in 1959 to protest against Chinese rule.

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An exile Tibetan speaks on a megaphone to a gathering to mark the International Women's Day in Dharmsala.

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An exile Tibetan pastes her message which challenges gender stereotypes on a board during a gathering to mark the International Women's Day in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at Zonal Hospital in Dharamshala.

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BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda greets party workers as he arrives to address the workshop of BJP working committee in Dharamshala.

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An exile Tibetan pins a miniature Tibetan flag on his hometown on a map of the Tibetan region at a street event to mark the day when the 13th Dalai Lama declared Tibet an independent state in 1913, in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetans pin miniature Tibetan flags on their hometowns on a map of the Tibetan region at a street event to mark the day when the 13th Dalai Lama declared Tibet an independent state in 1913, in Dharamsala. Tibetans mark this day as Tibetan Independence Day.

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Exile Tibetan parliamentarians pray at an event marking the first day of the Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharamsala.

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Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, prostrates in front of a portrait of his spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at an event marking the first day of the Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the holding of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in Dharamsala. Five effigies represent Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia and the region ethnic Uighurs call 'East Turkestan', under Chinese control.

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Exile Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the holding of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in Dharamsala. Five effigies were also used to represent Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia and the region ethnic Uighurs call 'East Turkestan', under Chinese control.

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Activists wearing masks of the IOC President Thomas Bach and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose in front of the Olympic Rings during a street protest against the holding of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, in Dharamsala.

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A health worker rubs the arm of her husband, who works in the same hospital, after administering COVID-19 vaccine at the Zonal Hospital in Dharmsala. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway.

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Lobsang Sangay, third from right, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile serving his second and final term, poses for a photograph with some of his cabinet members after casting his vote in Dharamsala.

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Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile serving his second and final term, gets his finger marked before casting his vote in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk holds his Green Book, which records his tax payments and makes him eligible to vote, as he stands in a queue to vote in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist nun wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus waits to vote in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns maintain social distance as a precaution against the coronavirus as they stand in a queue to vote in Dharamsala.

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A volunteer takes the body temperature of a voter in queue in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetans sit inside booths to mark their choices on election papers in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan wearing a mask printed in the colours of a Tibetan flag casts her vote in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus casts his ballot in Dharamsala.

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Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile serving his second and final term, casts his vote in Dharamsala. Exile Tibetans Sunday voted in the first round to elect a new political leader and members of the Tibetan parliament in exile.

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A caretaker cleans the aisle of St. John in the Wilderness church on Christmas in Dharmsala. The church which was built in 1852, is currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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A paraglider flies past a mountain range in Dharamsala.

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A dog runs out of a building on a street shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Dharamsala.

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A framed notice is put in front of a shop selling confectionary and designer accessories in Dharamsala.

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A Himalayan Griffon vulture soars in the sky in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetans wearing masks as protection against the coronavirus wait for a bike rally to begin in Dharamsala. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress started a bike rally to the India-China border in Himachal Pradesh to highlight Chinese atrocities in Tibet.

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A member of the Tibetan Youth Congress wearing a face mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus rides a bike as a rally is flagged off in Dharamsala. About 50 exiles started a bike rally to the India-China border in Himachal Pradesh to highlight Chinese atrocities in Tibet.

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A staff member tests the temperature of students before allowing them into classrooms, as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, at the Government Senior Secondary School in Dari, near Dharamsala.

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A man wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus cleans his roadside stall in Dharamsala.

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Tibetans in exile stage a protest against China on the 71st founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in Dharamshala.

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A man walks past a fog-covered street in Dharamsala. The Himalayan region is seeing some heavy rains and thick fog.

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A vegetable vendor finds shelter from the rain under an unused security post in Dharamsala.

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A raptor flies over a township shrouded in mist in Dharamsala.

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Two paraglider pilots who got trapped in pine trees being rescued by fire department officials after their paraglider crashed due to uncertainty in the weather, near Indrunag hill in Dharamshala.

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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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A Tibetan Buddhist monk pretends to check the temperature of a dummy depicting the coronavirus (COVID-19), as he poses for photographers during the launch of Global Movement to boycott Made in China', at Mcleodganj, in Dharamshala.

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Tibetan Youth Congress activists hold placards demanding to boycott Chinese product during the launch of 'Global movement to boycott Made in China', amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown at Mcleodganj, in Dharamshala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk uses a digital probe thermometer to measure the body temperature of an elderly exile Tibetan woman at a street in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk uses a digital probe thermometer to measure the body temperature of a man sitting by roadside anticipating alms in Dharmsala. The monk has been walking around the town for the past one week checking people's temperature as part of community service amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk registers his name to receive free ration distributed by another Tibetan Buddhist monk as others wait in a queue during lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in Dharamsala.

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A flash of lightning lights up a raincloud hovering over a township in Dharamsala.

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A local Gaddi shepherd sits with his flock at a temporary shelter against a backdrop of the snow-covered Dhauladhar range of the Himalaya in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The Gaddis, which remain mobile most of the year taking their flocks to green pastures, are given special passes to move during the lockdown in the state.

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A shopkeeper shows his price list to a policeman who takes a photo of it on his mobile phone during the relaxation in curfew in Dharamsala.

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An exile Tibetan doctor practicing traditional medicine checks the pulse of a Tibetan Buddhist monk through the window of a clinic in Dharamsala. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the world's largest coronavirus lockdown to head off the epidemic's peak, with officials racing to make up for lost time.

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A shopkeeper shows his price list to a policeman who takes a photo of it on his mobile phone during the relaxation in curfew in Dharmsala.

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A large screen announces that the first of the three one-day international cricket matches between India and South Africa has been abandoned due to rain in Dharamsala.

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Spectators wait as rain delays the start of the first one-day international cricket match between India and South Africa in Dharamsala.

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The ground is covered with plastic sheets as rain delayed start of the first one-day international cricket match between India and South Africa in Dharamsala.

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Spectators wait for the start of the first ODI cricket match between India and South Africa, which has been delayed due to rains, at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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Dark clouds loom over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium as rain delayed start of the first one-day international cricket match between India and South Africa in Dharmsala.

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A view of HPCA Stadium ahead of the first ODI cricket match between India and South Africa, in Dharamshala. The toss has been delayed due to rains at the venue.

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Clouds loom over as groundsmen remove the covers from the ground before the start of the first one-day international cricket match between India and South Africa in Dharamsala.

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HP police personnel wear masks during a cricket practice session on the eve of ODI match between India and South Africa at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamshala. The novel coronavirus outbreak and inclement weather have affected the ticket sales for the opening ODI of the three-match series between India and South Africa.

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People stand under an umbrella as the field is covered in rain covers in Dharamsala. India and South Africa will play their first one-day international cricket match on Thursday in Dharamsala.

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Indian cricket players Ravindra Jadeja (L) and Kuldeep Yadav during a practice session ahead of the first ODI against South Africa, in Dharamshala.

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South African cricketer Quinton de Kock addresses the media ahead of the first ODI against India, in Dharamshala.

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Indian cricket team players during a practice session ahead of the first ODI against South Africa, in Dharamshala.

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Streaks of rain and dark clouds are seen over the Kangra Valley in Dharamsala. The region saw heavy rains and thunderstorm Saturday morning.

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A woman walks on a mountain path flanked by Himalayan cedars covered in fresh snow in Dharamsala.

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Morning sun brings out the green of the Himalayan cedars covered in fresh snow in Dharamsala.

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Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan celebrates his double century against Himachal Pradesh during the Ranji Trophy Match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala.

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A pine tree stands out against a backdrop of Himalayan cedars covered in fresh snow in Dharamsala.

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An Indian Grey Mongoose is seen foraging on a mountain slope in Dharamsala.

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Fresh snow is seen on the buildings of a township as the sun rises over the Kangra valley in Dharmsala.

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A man walks under falling snow in Dharmsala.

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People gather to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in Dharamsala.

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Clouds cover the Kangra valley in Dharmsala.

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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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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks perform by clapping their hands as others are seated during a debate on Buddhist dialectics at the Kirti Monastery in Dharmsala. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama 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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Tibetans attend the cremation of a prominent doctor of Tibetan medicine, Yeshi Dhondhen, who died at the age of 92 in Dharmsala, India. Dr Yeshi Dhondhen was the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from the Indian government for his services in the field of medicine. People from all over India and foreign countries visited his small clinic in Dharmsala for years to seek cures.Bhatia)

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Exile Tibetans and Indians attend the cremation of a prominent doctor of Tibetan medicine, Yeshi Dhondhen, who died at the age of 92 in Dharmsala, India. Dr Yeshi Dhondhen was the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from the Indian government for his services in the field of medicine. People from all over India and foreign countries visited his small clinic in Dharmsala for years to seek cures.

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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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Railways and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Himachal Chief Minsiter Jai Ram Thakur during Himachal Global invertor's meet in Dharamshala.

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Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur addresses at the UAE- Himachal Pradesh Partner Country Session, during the Global Investors’ Meet 2019, in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits 'Global Investors’ Meet 2019', in Dharamshala. HP Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from Himanchal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at 'Global Investors’ Meet 2019', in Dharamshala.

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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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