In pics: Dalai Lama reaches Bomdila by road

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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings to Buddhist followers at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh state on April 5, 2017. (Biju BORO / AFP)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings to Buddhist followers at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh state on April 5, 2017. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings to Buddhist followers at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila. (Biju BORO / AFP)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings to Buddhist followers at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Monks decorate the forecourt of the 17th century Tawang Buddhist monastery ahead of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit, in Tawang, in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. (Sunil Kataria / REUTERS)

Monks decorate the forecourt of the 17th century Tawang Buddhist monastery ahead of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit, in Tawang, in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. (Sunil Kataria / REUTERS)

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Devotees greet the Dalai Lama as he arrives at the Thubchok Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. (Tenzin Choejor / AP)

Devotees greet the Dalai Lama as he arrives at the Thubchok Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. (Tenzin Choejor / AP)

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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama meets Buddhist followers at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila . (Biju BORO / AFP)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama meets Buddhist followers at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila . (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Arunachali mask dancers wear their traditional masks as they wait for exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrival at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila.Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday began a week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India’s easternmost state that is at the heart of a decades-old dispute with China. (Biju BORO / AFP)

Arunachali mask dancers wear their traditional masks as they wait for exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrival at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila.Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday began a week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India’s easternmost state that is at the heart of a decades-old dispute with China. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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People stand in rain as they wait to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Bomdila. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS)

People stand in rain as they wait to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Bomdila. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS)

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The 81-year-old spiritual leader was scheduled to fly to Tawang, a Buddhist pilgrimage at 10,000 feet, along with chief minister Pema Khandu. But the state-run helicopter could not take off from the airport in Guwahati due to torrential rain. (Tenzin Choejor / AP)

The 81-year-old spiritual leader was scheduled to fly to Tawang, a Buddhist pilgrimage at 10,000 feet, along with chief minister Pema Khandu. But the state-run helicopter could not take off from the airport in Guwahati due to torrential rain. (Tenzin Choejor / AP)

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The spiritual leader was earlier scheduled to depart from Tawang on April 9 and visit other places, some of which, including state capital Itanagar are likely to be struck off the itinerary. (Biju BORO / AFP)

The spiritual leader was earlier scheduled to depart from Tawang on April 9 and visit other places, some of which, including state capital Itanagar are likely to be struck off the itinerary. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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An exile Tibetan monk takes pictures on his mobile sitting outside a temple .The rain, however, followed the Dalai Lama when he arrived at Bomdila’s Lower Gompa after an almost nine-hour drive. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)

An exile Tibetan monk takes pictures on his mobile sitting outside a temple .The rain, however, followed the Dalai Lama when he arrived at Bomdila’s Lower Gompa after an almost nine-hour drive. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. Almost everyone who matters in Arunachal Pradesh – from ministers and local MLAs to the chief secretary and director general of police – had queued up in the rain to greet him. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. Almost everyone who matters in Arunachal Pradesh – from ministers and local MLAs to the chief secretary and director general of police – had queued up in the rain to greet him. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS)

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A Buddhist monk looks through a window in Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery ahead of a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bomdila. (Biju BORO / AFP)

A Buddhist monk looks through a window in Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery ahead of a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bomdila. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives in Bomdila in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives in Bomdila in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

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Buddhist monks offer prayers as exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila . (Biju BORO / AFP)

Buddhist monks offer prayers as exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers religious teachings at the Buddha Stadium in Bomdila . (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Exile Tibetan monks perform rituals inside a temple. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)

Exile Tibetan monks perform rituals inside a temple. (Tsering Topgyal / AP)

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