Dalai Lama Flees Tibet

Published: 1959
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The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, is seen here July 5, 1984 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England where he gave a lecture on "Peace of Mind." (UPI Photo/John Eggitt)

Announcer: Now a voice seldom heard by Western ears, the Dalai Lama, a mystic reverence who ruled over Tibet until the Chinese Communists took over. In April the 23-year-old Dalai Lama fled to India, where he told of his people's attempt to throw off the Chinese yoke.

Dalai Lama: "(Chinese.)"

Interpreter: "The Chinese have taken by force and ruined tens of thousands of homes belonging to my people. Over a thousand monasteries have been destroyed by the Chinese, and more are being reduced to ruin even today."

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