"We call on China to release Nyima immediately and to uphold its international commitments to promote religious freedom for all," said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama also said that India is a leading example of how all religions can live together in peace and lauded the country's religious harmony.
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A Tibetan village
A Tibetan exile woman cries during a protest outside the United Nations' office in New Delhi.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives to give a talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.
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