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Dalai Lama has surgery

October 11, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Surgeons successfully removed gallstones from the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan spiritual leader should be able to travel again by the end of the month, aides said.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Buddhist elder was hospitalized Thursday in New Delhi. He had arrived earlier in the week for a checkup. He had been admitted to a hospital in August and underwent tests then for abdominal discomfort.

The Dalai Lama lives in the north Indian town of Dharmsala, where he set up his government-in-exile. He fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

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