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Ladakhis Welcome the Dalai Lama - 2003-06-12

Tibetan stringer Tsering Migmar reported that the Dalai Lama was given a warm welcome Thursday as he arrived in Indian Kashmir’s Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region. Large numbers of Buddhists had gathered to welcome the Dalai Lama on the road from the airport in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The Tibetan leader will rest for five days, after which he will tour the Ladakh region, including Muslim-dominated Kargil district. The Dalai Lama is scheduled address several gatherings and will stay in Ladakh until July3.