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HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, TENZIN GYATSO, is one of the world’s best-known spiritual and political leaders. He has led his people for over fifty years as the head of the government-in-exile and spiritual leader of Tibet. In recognition of his work for peace and his concern for global environmental problems, His Holiness was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. More recently, in 2007, he received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the United States, for his advocacy of human rights.
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