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Lobsang Sangay sworn in as prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile

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Lobsang Sangay, left, the newly elected prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile, is hugged by the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama after taking the oath of office at the central courtyard of the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala, India, on August 8.

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Exiled Tibetans and monks attend the swearing in ceremony for newly elected prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay in Dharamsala on August 8.

The EPA reports:

Lobsang Sangay pledged to sustain the movement until freedom was restored in Tibet and the Dalai Lama could return to its capital Lhasa. The 43-year-old Sangay said that his government would remain firmly committed to non-violence and work for genuine autonomy for Tibet within China.

Read more about the election of Lobsang Sangay and his swearing-in today.