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Lithuania president meets Dalai Lama

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President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, current holder of the EU's rotating presidency, met privately with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday, calling it an "honour" and risking China's ire. 

This handout released by the Press service of the President of Lithuania shows Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (L) shaking hands during a private meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Vilnius on September 11, 2013.

China has for decades opposed foreign leaders meeting the exiled spiritual leader, who fled Tibet for India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

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