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Dalai Lama was a title given to a high Lama (spiritual leader) in Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhist belief, each Dalai Lama was a reincarnation of the previous one, and all were regarded as manifestations of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.[1]

In July 1996, The Guardian reported that the then-current Dalai Lama was given the Congressional Gold Medal of Honour by the United States, which China objected to strongly,[2] presumably due to the Tibetan sovereignty issue.

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  1. "Dalai Lama" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department (see this image)

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