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Walking in circles for the Dalai Lama Photo 11

Walking in circles for the Dalai Lama

December 9th 2009
After Gyantse, it was time to drive to our final destination - Tibet's largest city and capital, Lhasa. Perhaps the most easily recognised icon of Tibet, and one of the world's most impressive buildings, is the Potala Palace - the ancient summer palace of the Dalai Lama and home to countless treasures of the people of Tibet. So entering Lhasa, we expected the palace to be a dominant sight, surroun ... read more
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