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(FILES) This file picture dated May 20, 2010 shows exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama meditating during the first of his teaching sessions at Radio City Hall in New York. On November 23, 2010 the Dalai Lama's spokesman told AFP his intentions to retire as head of the Tibetan government in exile next year as he looks to scale back his workload and reduce his ceremonial role. The Tibetan movement in exile, based in the northern Indian hill station of Dharamshala since 1960, directly elected a political leader in 2001 for the first time. AFP PHOTO / Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) This file picture dated May 20, 2010 shows exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama meditating during the first of his teaching sessions at Radio City Hall in New York. On November 23, 2010 the Dalai Lama's spokesman told AFP his intentions to retire as head of the Tibetan government in exile next year as he looks to scale back his workload and reduce his ceremonial role. The Tibetan movement in exile, based in the northern Indian hill station of Dharamshala since 1960, directly elected a political leader in 2001 for the first time. AFP PHOTO / Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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