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Tibetan Exiles Stage Peace Fast as Dalai Lama Takes Part in Hospital བོད་སྐད།

Tibetan exiles and supporters took part in a 12-hour prayer service as part of a worldwide event for world peace.

A day-long fast for universal peace and brotherhood and to reinforce the Tibetan peoples' commitment for the peaceful resolution of the Tibetan issue, according to a statement released by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee.

The Dalai Lama participated in a 12-hour fast for peace in Tibet on Saturday from his hospital bed in Mumbai western India.

Thousands of Tibetan exiles and supporters thronged the main temple in the northern hilltown of Dharamshala, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based.

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.