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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.