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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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President Ram Nath Kovind lits a lamp during a virtual event organized by the International Buddhist Confederation on the occasion of the Dharma Chakra Diwas, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind releases a publication during a virtual event organized by the International Buddhist Confederation on the occasion of the Dharma Chakra Diwas, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel (R) and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (2nd from L) are also seen.

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A Thai nun, wearing face shield and mask, waits to offer prayers at the Mahabodhi Temple that was re-opened after a gap of over 70 days, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown in Bodh Gaya.

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Buddhist monks from Myanmar, who were stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown, arrive at Gaya International Airport to board their flights to return to their country, in Gaya.

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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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Resident Buddhist monks offer prayers at Mahabodhi Temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, in Bodh Gaya.

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A Buddhist monk beats a drum during a service for the victims who died after being infected with the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea says it'll expand its humanitarian shipments of masks to other countries amid waning domestic cases of the coronavirus.

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A view of deserted Mahabodhi Temple on the eve of Buddha Jayanti, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bodh Gaya. Only resident monks are allowed to perform rituals at the temple on Thursday.

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Buddhist devotees clean a statue of Lord Buddha on the eve of 'Vesak', during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Agartala. Vesak or Buddha Jayanti commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha.

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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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Stranded Thai monks wait to undergo routine checks before entering Gaya International airport to board a plane to their home country, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Gaya.

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Stranded Thai nationals undergo routine check before entering Gaya International airport to board a plane to their home country, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Gaya.

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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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Buddhist monks clean the premises of Chaitya Bhoomi on the eve of B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary, in Mumbai.

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Spread apart, visitors wait in line to receive a free meal at the Wat Arun Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The Wat Arun temple is providing two free meals a day for people in need whose livelihood has been affected due to the emergency regulations enforced in Thailand to control the coronavirus.

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Buddhist monks and Chinese people holds candles as they pray for the prevention of coronavirus near Gateway of India in Mumbai.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa visits Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Buddhist monks and devotees from around the world take part in the 37th Kagyu Monlam prayers for world peace, at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.

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Buddhist monks attend the 37th Kagyu Monlam prayers in Bodhgaya

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Foreign devotees take pictures and pay their obeisance during exposition of the most sacred relics of Sakyamuni Buddha and his disciples Arahat Sariputta and Maha Moggllana, at Mahabodhi temple, on the occasion of 13th Anniversary of Jaya Shree Mahabodhi Temple (Srilankan Temple) in Bodh Gaya.

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Buddhist monks pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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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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Buddhist devotees listen to the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during his visit at Mahabodhi temple, in Bodhgaya.

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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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Hollywood star Richard Gere attends Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's opening ceremony of a teaching session at Kalachkara Ground in Bodh Gaya

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Hollywood star Richard Gere attends Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's 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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Buddhists light candles to form letters meaning, "Best wishes for a Happy New Year," during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea

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Devotees from Sydney being ordinated as buddhist nun under the sacred Bodhi tree, 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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Buddhist devotees try to catch a glimpse of Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama 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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A Tibetan refugee prays outside the Buddhist temple in Majnu Ka Tila, Delhi

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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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Buddhist monks and devotees from Indonesia take part in a procession during the International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony at world heritage Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya.

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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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Srilankan Buddhist devotees carry Holy Cloth (Yellow Robe) at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya on the occasion of 'Robe offering' ceremony, in Bodhgaya.

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Buddhist devotees release a sky lantern on the occasion of 'Robe offering' ceremony at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Sri Lankan devotees offer special prayers at Maha Bodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya.

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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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Buddhist devotees from Vietnam take part in 'Kathina Chivaar' robe offering ceremony at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Buddhist monks pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary at Rajghat, in New Delhi.

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Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India create a sand mandala in the atrium of the Colket Center at Roanoke College in Salem. The monks are on campus as part of their Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and have been hosted for a weeklong residency program through Roanoke College. Tenzin (from left) Geshe Jampa, and Thupstan, use cone-shaped tools called chak-phur to pour the sand. They have spent a week making the sacred art.

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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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Mongolia's President Khattamagin Battulga offers prayers at a Buddhist Temple during his visit, in Bodh Gaya

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

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Buddhist monks and devotees from Sri Lanka offer prayers under the holy Bodhi tree at Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodhgaya.

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Buddhist devotees from Sri Lanka take part in a procession at World Heritage Mahabodhi temple, in Bodhgaya.

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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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Buddhist Monks Shunsai, from left, Ryugyo, Chiken and Shudo pose for portraits for the film Tenzo, on the beach at the 72nd international film festival in Cannes, southern France.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk with voting rights shows the voting mark on his finger after casting his vote in the seventh and final phase of Indian national elections in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks with voting rights vote in the seventh and final phase of Indian national elections in Dharmsala.

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People pay obeisance to Lord Buddha on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, in Kolkata.

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Buddhist monks pay obeisance to Lord Buddha on the ocassion of Buddha Jayanti at Mahabodhi temple, in Gaya.

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Buddhist monks pay obeisance under the holy Bodhi tree on the ocassion of Buddha Jayanti at Mahabodhi temple, in Gaya.

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A view of the Mahabodhi temple, illuminated with lights on the eve of Buddha Purnima, at Bodhgaya, in Gaya district.

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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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The Tibetan state oracle Nechung, in traditional costume, goes into a trance in Dharmsala. Four oracles went into a trance and spoke to the the Dalai Lama during an event at the Tsuglakhang temple where exile Tibetans gathered to pray for the longevity of their spiritual leader.

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Exile Tibetans wait to welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama by the side of street decorated with Tibetan and Buddhist flags in Dharmsala. The Tibetan leader returned from New Delhi where he had undergone medical treatment for a chest infection.

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A boy whose Buddhist name is Myung Bub reacts as a monk shaves his head during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,563th birthday on May 12, at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. Myung Bub is one of the 10 children who entered the temple to have an experience of monks' life for three weeks.

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

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A worker attaches a name tag of a Buddhist who made donation to a lantern for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 12 at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea. Similar lanterns will be displayed in all Buddhist temples around South Korea for the public viewing.

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Tibetans at a rally from Khan Market to United Nations to mark the 60th anniversary of their National Uprising Day, in New Delhi.

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Tibetans at a rally from Khan Market to United Nations to mark the 60th anniversary of their National Uprising Day, in New Delhi.

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Tibetans at a rally to mark the 60th anniversary of their National Uprising Day, in New Delhi.

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A Tibetan national in a demonstration protest to mark the 60th anniversary of their National Uprising Day, in New Delhi.

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A Tibetan living in Taiwan wears a mask painted the color of the Tibet national flag during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan to mark the 60th anniversary of the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.

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Buddhist monks gather to pay tribute to slain CRPF jawans during Pulwama terror attack, at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.

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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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Buddhist monks and devotees light lamps on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara (Sri Lankan Temple), Bodhgaya.

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Buddhist monks participate om 'Gyan Yatra', on the ocassion of Bodh Mahotsav, in Bodh Gaya.

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

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A woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. New Year's Eve isn't celebrated widely in mainland China, where the lunar New Year in February is a more important holiday. But countdown events were held in major cities, and some of the faithful headed to Buddhist temples for bell-ringing and prayers.

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Buddhist light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea.

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Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea.

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Monks drape a cloth over worshippers lying coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony – symbolizing death and rebirth – helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.

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People walk under decorations for new year through the alley leading to Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.

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

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Buddhist devotees from Thailand take part in a procession at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.

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The 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje being welcomed by followers as he arrives at the Kama Temple in Bodhgaya.

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