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Tibetan exiles celebrate Dalai Lama's birthday

AFP reports:

Riot police in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on July 6 arrested three Tibetan exiles who were attempting to celebrate the birthday of their spiritual leader. Hundreds of exiles from Tibet, who have fled their highly militarized homeland, attempted to attend a birthday event for the Tibetan spiritual leader at a school on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Nepal has a long border with China and is home to around 20,000 exiled Tibetans, but the government has taken an increasingly hard line on their activities under pressure from Beijing.

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