Photos: The Dalai Lama celebrates the New Year in Minneapolis

The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama celebrates the Tibetan New Year, or Losar, in Minneapolis on Sunday. The event marks the first time since his exile that His Holiness observed Losar outside of India.
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The Dalai Lama returned to the Twin Cities this weekend, where Sunday he observed Tibetan New Year celebrations for the first time outside India, where he lives in exile. After His Holiness left, the Losar celebration continued at the sports center at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. More than 2,500 people turned out for the holiday celebration.

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