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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama is greeted by Christina Green after he spoke to a large group at the convention center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013, and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- An audience of 8,000 people applauds the Dalai Lama as he prepares to leave the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena following his address Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- The Dalai Lama shakes hands and talks to some members of the audience of 8,000 people as he leaves the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013, and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Although he had an interpreter on hand, he spoke English at both appearances. A Tulane visor was offered to him as a gift, which he soon donned.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013, and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Here, he takes a moment to wipe his brow while speaking at the convention hall.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013, and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Although he had an interpreter on hand, he spoke English at both appearances.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013 and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Here, he greets people at the press conference.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013, and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Here, he greets the crowd at the convention center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday, May 17, 2013 and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Here he takes his seat at the press conference. Although he had an interpreter on hand, he conducted the session in English.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Dalai Lama's first trip to New Orleans included a press conference Friday and a session in a large conference room at the Morial Convention Center. Here he greets the crowd at the convention center.

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