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Warsaw Names Dalai Lama Honorary Citizen བོད་སྐད།


Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has received honorary citizenship of the Polish capital, Warsaw.

The Dalai Lama received the honor from the Warsaw mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz in a ceremony at the Royal Castle on Wednesday.

The Dalai Lama is on a three-day visit to Poland, which was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War Two and later lived under communist rule imposed by the Soviet Union.

This year, Poland celebrated 20 years since it held free democratic elections that marked the end of communist rule.

In the Polish capital Tuesday, the Dalai Lama spoke to students at Warsaw University about the economic crisis.

The Buddhist leader called the crisis a lesson for people to think about values other than money.

He admitted that all he knows about financial matters is that people can not survive without money.

On Tuesday, he visited a museum dedicated to the World War Two Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

The 63-day uprising was a failed insurrection by the Polish resistance against occupying Nazi forces.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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