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Dalai Lama visiting Birmingham

October 24, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Dalai Lama is coming to Alabama’s largest city to begin a visit to the United States.

The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to arrive in Birmingham on Friday for two days of public appearances.

The Dalai Lama will participate in an event Saturday on brain science and healing hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

On Sunday, the Dalai Lama will participate in an interfaith event at the Alabama Theater followed by a public talk at the city’s minor league baseball stadium.

Tibetan monks already are preparing sacred art in Birmingham in honor of the visit, and protesters who disagree with the Dalai Lama over Buddhism plan demonstrations.

Birmingham is the first stop during a U.S. visit than includes appearances in Boston and New York.

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