His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he comes out of the Gaggal Airport, which is an hour drive from Dharamsala, his exile hometown in northern India, on Monday, October 20, 2008. The 73-year old Tibetan leader arrived from Delhi, where he successfully underwent a surgery to remove gallstones at a private hospital a week ago. An overwhelming crowd, holding ceremonial scarves and burning incense, was seen lining up along the route leading to His Holiness’ residence in McLeod Ganj to extend a warm traditional welcome to him. (Photo by Tenzin Dasel/Phayul)

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