Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China
A man carries a portrait of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, during a function at the Tibetan refugee camp in Lalitpur to mark the 1959 uprising against the presence of China in Tibet
Buddhist devotees wait in line to get inside the venue of the Dalai Lama‘s teachings on the fifth day of Kalachakra near Leh, India. Buddhist devotees from across the globe have arrived in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama that began Thursday
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, talks to a Buddhist devotee as he arrives at the Tibetan children’s village school near Leh, India. Buddhist devotees from across the globe are expected to arrive in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama beginning Thursday
Tibetan Buddhist monks holding ceremonial scarfs welcome their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as he arrives at the Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling monastery in Shimla, India.
A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a function organised to mark Losar or the Tibetan New Year in Kathmandu
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers a religious sermon at the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery in Gurupura, India, on Monday
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The Dalai Lama (right), Tibet’s spiritual leader, stands alongside his Madame Tussauds wax double at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adjusts his University of Maryland visor while attending the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Tuesday.
An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.
The Dalai Lama listens to an explanation by the president of the National Council Maya Graf during his visit to the Swiss House of Parliament on April 16 2013 in Bern. His Holiness will conclude his six-day visit to Switzerland on Wednesday with a visit to the Tibet Institute Rikon, near Zurich.