These days Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is visiting South Tyrol. He was invited by the South Tyrolean Governor Dr. Luis Durnwalder, in order to receive the "South Tyrolean minorities award".
I met him shortly before the ceremony, took a picture and greeted him.
The Bishop of Bolzano Ivo Muser (left) and the Dalai Lama (right) during the ceremony.
Outside, a group of activists for minorities rights showed a slogan "TIBET is not China."