Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh): Tibetans have come of age - 50 years to be precise - not in their homeland, the `Roof of the World` Tibet, but in India, the home for thousands of them for the last five decades.
This cosmopolitan township of Mcleodganj, the headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual and temporal head, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), nestled at the base of the mighty Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh may just be a tiny dot on a global map but is an important address for powerful countries like China, the United States and host India.
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Image: Exiled Tibetans throw Tsampa, or barley flour, in the air during a prayer session in Dharmsala, India, on the third day of the Tibetan New Year, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.