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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. Read more

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. Read more

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.