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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks blow horns during a special prayer ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharamsala.

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A man walks on a snow-covered rooftop in Dharmsala.

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A woman walks on a mountain path covered with fresh snow in Dharmsala. This Himalayan region received fresh snowfall on Thursday night.

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An auto-rickshaw driver walks past the parked vehicles as it snows in Dharamsala.

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A young boy plays in snow in Dharamsala.

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A girl walks past pedal boats covered with fresh snow in Dharamsala. The Himalayan region received season's first snowfall.

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Tibetan refugees enjoy fresh snowfall in Dharamshala.

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Winter haze covers the valleys between the hill ranges of the Kangra valley in Dharmsala. Even though the temperatures have come down, this mountain region is still waiting for the first snowfall of the season.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and other leaders wave at the crowd during the 'Jan Abhar' rally organised to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government, at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visits an exhibition at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering organized to mark the completion of one year of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Himachal Pradesh, in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan monks prepare the funeral pyre of Palden Gyatso in Dharmsala. Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who spent more than 30 years in Chinese jails, died in Dharmsala on Nov. 30.

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An exile Tibetan pays her respects to the burning funeral pyre of Palden Gyatso in Dharmsala. Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who spent more than 30 years in Chinese jails, died in Dharmsala on Nov. 30.

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Seen from a mountain, fires from burning stubble in the fields are seen next to the cricket stadium in Dharmsala. The Indian capital and large parts of north India suffer from air pollution for most of the year, caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

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Streaks of rain are seen above Kangra valley, part of western Himalaya in Dharamsala.

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A sprinkling of early winter snow on the Dhauladhar range of the Himalaya is seen in Dharmsala.

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Artisans prepare an effigy for the upcoming Hindu festival Dussehra in Dharmsala. The effigies of Ravana, Meghnatha and Kumbhakarna, characters from the epic Ramayana will be burnt during the festival, which celebrates victory of good over evil.

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Young men play cricket next to the torso of an effigy being prepared for the upcoming festival Dussehra in Dharmsala. The effigies of Ravana, Meghnatha and Kumbhakarna, characters from the Indian Hindu epic Ramayana, will be burnt during the festival, which celebrates victory of good over evil.

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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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A man pays his respects in front of a bust of Lal Bahadur Shashtri, the former prime minister of India who shares his birth anniversary with Mahatma Gandhi, in Dharamsala.

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Local residents participate in an early morning prayer session to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Dharamsala.

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Rain water floods a waterbed near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Rain water floods a waterbed near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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A car is seen smashed against a tree on a waterbed after a flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains, near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Locals inspect a damaged car washed ashore due to incessant rains, at Palampur approximately 45km from Dharamshala.

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A Thai Buddhist monk carries a statue of Buddha as he waits with others to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala, India

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Tibetan artists plays flute during an event to mark the 58th Tibetan Democracy Day at main Tibetan temple, in McLeodganj near Dharmshala.

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School student in traditional costumes wait to perform on the occasion of 58th Tibetan Democracy Day at main Tibetan temple, in McLeodganj near Dharmshala.

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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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Lobsang Sangay, president of Tibetan-government-in-exile, during the three-day training on Umeylam (middle-path approach) in Khanyara near Dharamshala.

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Temporary water channels appear in the Kangra valley after a heavy rainfall in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.

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Rain clouds are seen over the Kangra valley in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister of exiled Tibetans, Lobsang Sangay, hoists the Indian flag on the 72nd Independence Day at Tibetan Secretariat, in Dharamshala.

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Students of the Tibetan Children Village School perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharamsala.

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Children of the Tibetan Children Village School wait for their turn to perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharmsala.

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Rain clouds hang over the Kangra valley in Dharmsala.

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People walk among a stand of cedars in thick fog in Dharmsala. The mountain region is currently getting monsoon rains.

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Monsoon clouds are seen above a township in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artist Tenzin Yeshi, 29, paints a traditional painting called 'thangka' in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artists Tenzin Tsepak, 36, left and Tsewang Yamphel, 33, right, make traditional paintings called 'thangkas' in Dharmsala. Keeping the centuries-old traditions, artists use colours obtained from minerals and plants to depict various Buddhist deities on prescribed themes.

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Exile Tibetan school children participate in a joint yoga session at the Tsuglakhang temple to mark the International Yoga Day in Dharmsala.

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Forest officers work to contain a forest fire in a pine forest in Dharmsala. With the increasing temperatures and very little moisture in the air, pine needles covering forest floors are igniting and spreading.

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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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A local gaddi shepherd carries a rifle to protect the flock of goats and sheep from wild animals as he walks with others up a steep mountain pass in search of better grazing grounds in Dharmsala.

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

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar takes a selfie with fans as he arrives to inaugurate the Centre of Excellency at HPCA Stadium Dharamshala.

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Crows fly as dark streaks of rain fall over Kangra Valley in Dharmsala.

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gives batting tips to young kids at National Cricket Academy in Dharamshala.

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar arrive to inaugurate a cricket museum at Dharamshala.

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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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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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Tibetans, living-in-exile in India, raise slogans at an event to mark the 59th Tibetan National Uprising Day at Mcleodganj in Dharamshala.

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Tibetan artists perform during the 59th Tibetan National Uprising Day at Mcleodganj in Dharamshala.

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A man walks after a snowfall in Dharmsala. This Himalayan town, which is dependent on snow-fed water bodies for most of its water requirements, has seen very little snow this year.

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Tibetan government-in-exile President Lobsang Sanga presents a Tibetan Thangka painting to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur at Dharamshala.

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Bar-headed Geese, which migrate from Tibet and Central Asia during winter, fly against a backdrop of the Dhauladhar Range over the Pong Dam wetlands at Nagrota Suriyan, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Dharmsala. The Pong Wetlands host and support hundreds of migratory bird species in the winter months.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma greets Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella for their win in the first ODI cricket match at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella celebrate their victory over India in the first ODI cricket match at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays a shot during the first ODI match against Sri Lanka at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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India's captain Rohit Sharma during practice session ahead of first ODI match against Sri Lanka at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

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A Gaddi community woman shepherd along with her livestocks near Dharamsala. With onset of winter the nomadic Gaddi tribal people have started coming down to settle in low altitude areas.

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Bar-headed Geese, which migrate from Tibet and Central Asia during winter, fly over the Pong Dam wetlands at Nagrota Suriyan, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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A man takes pictures as Bar-headed Geese, which migrate from Tibet and Central Asia during winter, fly over the Pong Dam wetlands at Nagrota Suriyan, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Dharmsala. The Pong Wetlands host and support hundreds of migratory bird species in the winter months.

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Tibetan activists performing a street-play to demand the participant nations of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), underway in Bonn, climate action for Tibet, at McLeodganj in Dharamshala.

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People sit around a sign at a polling station in Dharmsala. Results for elections in this northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh will be declared on Dec. 18.

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A man casts his vote at a polling station adorned with pictures of Indian leaders in Dharmsala. Results for elections in this northern state of Himachal Pradesh will be declared on Dec. 18.

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A woman supporter carries a mask in the likeness of the prime minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Palampur 45 km (28 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, introduces the candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party contesting Himachal Pradesh state elections as he speaks to his supporters at an election rally in Palampur, 45 km (28 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Life-size cutouts in the likeness of the prime minister Narendra Modi are placed at an election rally venue in Palampur, 45 km (28 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at crowd during BJP Parivartan Rally at Rait near Dharamsala.

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BJP workers welcome Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during an election rally while campaigning for party candidate Arun Kumar (Kukka) from Nagrota Bagwan in Dharamsala.

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Former transport minister and BJP candidate for HP Assembly election Kishan Kapoor along with supporters addressing press conference in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetan students participate in a march past during the founding anniversary celebrations of the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamsala.

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President of the Tibetan administration in exile Lobsang Sangay, center, greets a child as he arrives to attend the founding anniversary celebrations at the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamsala.

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A school band of the exile Tibetan students plays during the founding anniversary celebrations of the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharmsala.

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Artists make words "Tibet Needs You' at the Tibetan Children's Village School during its founding anniversary celebrations in Dharamsala. The school, which started in 1960 as an orphanage for Tibetan refugee children, now houses and educates over a thousand students.

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From left- Gyalthang Rinpoche, General Secretary of Gu-Chu-Sum movement associatian of Tibet, Tsering Chegom, General Secretary of (TWA) Tibetan Women's Association, Tashi Lamsang General Secretary of (TYC) Tibet youth Congress, Tseten Norbu, President of (NDPT) National Democratic Party of Tibet and Dorgee Tseten Executive Director of (SFT) Student of Free Tibet addressing a joint press conference in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan activists stage a street play to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, at Mcleodganj near Dharamsala.

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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, left in yellow robe, greets devotees as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The four-day talk, which is organized on request from a Taiwanese Buddhist group, will end on Friday.

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Speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel addressing the house on the last day of 4th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in Dharamsala.

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BJP President Amit Shah, along with Union Health Minister JP Nadda, senior leader Shanta Kumar, Prem Kumar Dhumal and State BJP president Satpal Singh Satti, being garlanded at the party's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" at Kangra near Dharamsala.

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BJP President Amit Shah addressing the party's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" at Kangra near Dharamsala.

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BJP President Amit Shah raises slogans while addressing the party's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" at Kangra near Dharamsala.

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Novice Tibetan Buddhist monks wait to welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama 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 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 Prime minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay after hoisting the Tricolour on India's 71st Independence Day at Tibetan Secretariat in Dharamsala.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addressing a press conference at Circuit House, in Dharamsala.

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A portrait of Tenzin Choeying is displayed next to a coffin containing his body in Dharmsala. Dozens of Tibetans lined the streets to pay their respects to the 19-year-old Tibetan student who succumbed to critical burn injuries in New Delhi a week after setting fire to himself in Varanasi protesting Chinese rule in Tibet.

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An exile Tibetan carries a portrait of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Xiaobo Liu, China's most famous political prisoner, as she joins others during a candlelit vigil to mourn Liu's death, in Dharmsala. Liu died Thursday of liver cancer at 61.

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Exile Tibetans hold portraits of the Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during a street protest in solidarity with Xiaobo in Dharmsala. The protestors demanded that Xiaobo, whose health is frail, be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment. Xiaobo was arrested in 2010 on charges of subversion and received the Nobel Peace Prize in Chinese detention.

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A Thai Buddhist monk with a tattooed back listens to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during a religious talk at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharmsala.

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

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Miss Tibet 2017 pageant winner Tenzin Paldon expresses her joy after wearing the crown at Mcleodganj near Dharamsala.

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