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 boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages
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
Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India
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
A monk at a Tibetan buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet.
Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.
A boy rests with his family outside the Jokhang monastery in Lhasa, Tibet
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
Monks dressed as Tibetan Buddhist characters attend a religious ceremony, known as Da Gui, or beating ghost, to celebrate the Tibetan New Year which starts on March 1 at Yonghegong Lama Temple. The ceremony is held annually at the end of the first lunar month with mask dancing to expel ghosts
A supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of the Tibetan Youth Congress workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi
Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian policewomen during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. They were demonstrating against human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government, on the eve of World Human Rights Day
A Tibetan exile wears a Tibetan flag during a protest rally in New Delhi, India. The rally was held to seek the attention of the international community towards the plight of Tibetans in Tibet and for the release of Tibetan political prisoners in China.
A Tibetan activist outside the UN offices in Geneva bears the names on his back of protesters who have died from self-immolation – setting fire to themselves. The protest took place as China was set to undergo a widely anticipated review of its rights record before the UN Human Rights Council, something required of each of the UN’s 193 member states every four years.
Tibetan children play near Bajiao in the Ganjia Grasslands, Gansu province, China, on Thursday. Bajiao, known as Karnang in Tibetan, is believed to be about 2,000 years old and is surrounded by a 12-sided city wall.
Tibetans living in exile wait to perform a traditional dance at an event to mark Tibetan Democracy day at the Tsuglakhang Temple in Mcleod Ganj in India. Hundreds participated in the event
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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.