from FaithWorld:

Exiled Tibetans vote after Dalai Lama gives up political leader role

March 16, 2011

dalai lama

(Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers a teaching session inside a Buddhist temple on the outskirts of the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala March 15, 2011/Mukesh Gupta)

from Tales from the Trail:

Where’s an embattled leader to go?

February 8, 2011

Spa treatment or desert retreat?

With so many possible locations from which to choose and no worries about stretching the 401K, where's an embattled leader to settle in retirement? GERMANY/

from Raw Japan:

Emperor enjoys hip-hop hurrah

November 14, 2009

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated 20 years on the throne this week with a typical formal ceremony, including a speech from the prime minister and classical music performances.