President Obama meets Dalai Lama

Obama defies China by meeting Dalai Lama (but makes him leave via rubbish bags at side exit)

by Daily Mail Foreign Service [UK]
18 February 2010

The Dalai Lama and U.S president Barack Obama met for the first time at the White House today, defying furious protests from China.

The two Nobel Peace Prize winners seemed intent on keeping the meeting low-key, in order avoid worsening tensions between the two countries.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, who was also denied a meeting in the Oval office, left via a side entrance where rubbish bags were piled up and The White House didn’t release photos of the meeting until several hours afterwards.

Read the entire article at the Daily Mail.

Not-so-grand exit: The Dalai Lama leaves the White House via an exit where rubbish bags are kept on the ground following his meeting with Barack Obama

Curious: The Dalai Lama stops to touch the snow on the White House grounds. His meeting with Mr Obama was delibately low profile because of China's outrage

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