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May 20, 2009 4:57 by Aarti Nagraj
The 14th Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader revered among Tibetans, and also acts as the head of Tibet’s government-in-exile which is based in Dharamshala, India.
The Dalai Lama has received numerous awards over the course of his spiritual and political career, the most notable of which is the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. In his acceptance speech the Dalai Lama criticized China, and focused on the importance of the continued use of non-violence for a peaceful liberation of Tibet.
In December 2008, after months of speculation, he announced his semi-retirement. He said that the future course of the movement he had led for nearly five decades would now be determined by Tibetans’ continuing dialogue with the Chinese government themselves.
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