Dalai Lama on Capitol Hill

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011  |  Updated 8:34 AM EDT
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The Dalai Lama is in Washington for the start of a 10-day spiritual event that's drawing thousands.

John Schriffen

The Dalai Lama is in Washington for the start of a 10-day spiritual event that's drawing thousands.

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The Dalai Lama will visit Capitol Hill Saturday morning to deliver what he is calling "A talk for World Peace."

The gathering is free and open to the public
   
Its set to begin at 9:30 a.m. on the West Lawn.
   
Whoopi Goldberg will be emceeing today's event and singer Skylar Grey will perform.

The talk is part of an 11-day event being held at the Verizon Center by the Dalai Lama called the Kalachakra for World Peace.  The Dalai Lama's Saturday talk is the only part of his 11-day visit that the public does not need tickets for.

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