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Ailing Dalai Lama and Other Tibetan Exiles Fast For Peace


Tibetan leader cancels foreign travel.

Tibetan exiles in India fasted and prayed for peace on Saturday, and their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, joined in from a hospital bed in Mumbai.

The 73-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader is being treated for abdominal pain. But a spokesman says he still joined in the 12-hour fast after doctors gave him permission to do so.

The Dalai Lama canceled two upcoming foreign trips to undergo medical tests, after experiencing discomfort during recent travels. He spends several months a year traveling to promote Tibetan causes, and recently returned to India after a visit to France.

A spokesman says he expects the Tibetan leader to return to his home in Dharamsala, in northern India, in a day or two.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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