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Smuggled Video Shows Dalai Lama Celebration in Tibetan China

In a bold show of reverence and spiritual allegiance, a Tibetan monastery in western Sichuan province has held public celebrations to mark the Dalai Lama’s 80th birth year on the first day of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. In the town of Amdo Ngaba, more than 3,000 people came to offer prayer scarves to a life-sized portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader, with paper Lungta prayer flags filling the sky above Sergon Thubten Chokle Namgyal Ling monastery. The practice of celebrating...

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