Dalai Lama and Andrew Marr
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When Andrew Marr met the Dalai Lama

24 June 2012 Last updated at 10:22 BST

The Dalai Lama has been speaking about his role as a spiritual leader and why it is important not to give up hope in times of hardship, in an interview during his tour of the UK.

Other subjects up for discussion on The Andrew Marr Show included his exile from Tibet and his encounters with the late Chinese Communist leader Chairman Mao.