Photo Gallery: Dalai Lama Embarks on His Next Life
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Photo Gallery: Dalai Lama Embarks on His Next Life

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A Deity Goes into Retirement Tibetans Face Uncertainty in Post-Dalai Lama Era

The Dalai Lama has officially retired from politics, claiming he wants to live as a "simple monk." It's a watershed moment for Tibet, amid fears of Chinese meddling and controversy over the new generation of leaders. Meanwhile the Chinese authorities continue to brutally crack down on protests by Tibetan monks.
Von Erich Follath
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan