Tibetans Celebrate

From Los Angeles to Dharamsala, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal, thousands of Tibetans celebrated their religious leader's 80th birthday.

2015.07.08
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NEPAL, Kathmandu: Monks play traditional instruments as the Tibetan community there celebrates the birthday of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama at Namgyal School in Kathmandu on July 6, 2015. CITIZENSIDE/BIKASH KHADGE (AFP)

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Tibetan children sing during the celebration of Dalai Lama's 80th birthday in New Delhi on July 6, 2015. Fellow Nobel Peace laureates joined thousands of followers to celebrate the spiritual leader's birthday, kicking off a three-day honorary bash in California. AFP PHOTO/PRAKASH SINGH

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The Dalai Lama gestures toward musician Michael Frente as the birthday cake is brought on stage at the Honda Center on July 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

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The Dalai Lama addresses the audience at the Honda Center on July 5, 2015 in Anaheim, California, where the religious leader celebrated hisbirthday with a speech on awakening compassion. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

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A Tibetan in-exile takes a photo during an event to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader at the Namgyal School in Kathmandu on July 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

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Musicians perform in Dharamsala, India on June 22,2015 during the second day of birthday celebration of Dalai Lama at Upper Tibetan Children’s Villages main hall. PH.CONTROLUCE/DOMINIK HUBER (AFP)

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Dancers of the Tibetan Institute of Perfomance Art perform in Dharamsala, India on June 22,2015 during the second day of birthday celebration of Dalai Lama. PH.CONTROLUCE/DOMINIK HUBER (AFP)

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