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Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China

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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 in Kathmandu...A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 28, 2015. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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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 Tibetan man carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a function to mark the 56th Tibetan Uprising Day at the Tibetan Refugee camp in Lalitpur...A Tibetan man carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during the function to mark the 56th Tibetan Uprising Day at the Tibetan Refugee camp in Lalitpur March 10, 2015. With a growing Chinese influence over Nepal, the Nepalese government stands strong against Tibetan exiles protesting in support of their homeland. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)

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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 during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi and Indian PM Modi in New Delhi...Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi September 18, 2014. Groups of Tibetan activists held noisy protests outside the hotel where Xi was staying in New Delhi, and at the stately Hyderabad House where he sat down for formal talks with Modi.

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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, Thursday, July 3, 2014. 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.

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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 Tibetan monk stands in the middle of a square at a Tibetan Buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet Autonomous Region.

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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, Monday, March 10, 2014. Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal's capital and detained the protesters on Monday's anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. Tibetan refugees in Nepal regularly demonstrate against Chinese rule over their homeland.

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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 puts his palms together as he rests with his family outside Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, March 4, 2014.

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A boy rests with his family outside the Jokhang monastery in Lhasa, Tibet 

A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of the Dalai Lama during Losar celebrations in Kathmandu

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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 upcoming 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.

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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 Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a peace march near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 10 February 2014. In order to create awareness about the critical situation in Tibet and to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet, the TYC carried out a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi.

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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 taken in to detain by Indian policewomen during a protest against the alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government outside the Chinese embassy on the eve of World Human Rights Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Tibetans also mark Dec. 10 as the Nobel peace Prize Day, the day their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama received the Nobel peace Prize in 1989.

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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 and participates in a protest rally in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. 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, among others, according to a press release.

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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 stands on October 22,...A Tibetan activist stands on October 22, 2013 with his shoulders bearing the name of protesters dead after setting themselves on fire during a demonstration on October 22, 2013 outside of the United Nations offices in Geneva. The protest took place as China was set to undergo a widely anticipated review of its rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council -- something required of each of the UN's 193 member states every four years.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

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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 village in the Ganjia Grasslands on the outskirts of Xiahe, Gansu Province, China Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Bajiao village, known as Karnang in Tibetan, is an ancient village, which is believed to be roughly 2,000 years old and is surrounded by a 12-sided city wall.

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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.

epa03847641 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, Dharamshala, India, 02 September 2013. Hundreds participated in the event marking Democracy Day.

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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

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (R) standing alongside his Madame Tussauds wax double (L) at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The Dalai Lama is on a national tour to Australia for ten days with events throughout the visit carrying the message "Beyond Religion; Ethics for a Whole World".

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The Dalai Lama (right), Tibet’s spiritual leader, stands alongside his Madame Tussauds wax double at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

The Dalai Lama attends the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland...Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adjusts his University of Maryland visor while attending the Anwar Sadat Lejcture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland May 7, 2013.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)

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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, Thursday, April 25, 2013. 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.

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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 explanation by President of the National Council Maya Graf (L) during his visit at the Swiss House of Parliament on April 16, 2013 in Bern. The Dalai Lama will conclude his six days visit to Switzerland on April 17 with a visit to the Tibetan Institute Rikon, near Zurich.

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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.