Dalai Lama in Washington DC - jef1000

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The Dalai Lama makes remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, July 7, 2011, as he is warmly welcomed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). As the meeting ended, Boehner stumbled behind the podium as he directed the Dalai Lama out of the room. The Dalai Lama took Boehner’s hand and the two exited the room arm-in-arm. The Dalai Lama met with several U.S. lawmakers in his first visit to the United States since he retired as the political leader of the Tibetan government in exile. The Dalai Lama is in Washington to take part in an ancient Buddhist ritual and a call for world peace. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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