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Happy 75th Birthday to the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. On even this benign occasion , the government in Nepal, home to the Tibetan diaspora, cracked down on too much celebrating. People did, anyway. Photos here . "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."