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Tibetans celebrate Dalai Lama's 77th birthday

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Tibetans gather to mark the birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 6, 2012.

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A Tibetan school girl prepares to perform at a cultural show in Kathmandu on July 6, 2012.

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The Dalai Lama, center, is escorted by Tibetan monks as he leaves Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, on July 6, 2012.

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Exiled Tibetan performers in traditional attire look on before festivities honoring the 77th birthday of their spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama, at Boudha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on July 6, 2012.

Tibetans waved banners and lit incense in celebration of the Dalai Lama's 77th birthday at his headquarters in northern India on Friday.

Thousands of Tibetans also gathered to mark the occasion in Kathmandu, with the Nepalese government saying it would not tolerate anti-China activities on its soil.

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