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25february20101Tibet's spiritual and political leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had 95,798 followers on micro-blogging site Twitter Wednesday within two days of joining the social networking site. Twitter founder Evan Williams had tweeted on Monday that he met His Holiness in Los Angeles and pitched using the service.

"He laughed," Williams wrote. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's account was up and running, a post from his base in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamshala, India said Tuesday.

The 74 years old Tibetan leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has 11 Tweets on his page so far, giving links to interviews and photos. There are no personal messages. The monk has been living in exile in India since fleeing Tibet after the Chinese occupation in 1959.

His government-in-exile is not recognized by any country. The Tibetan leader is currently on a 10-day visit to the US that included a meeting with President Barack Obama and a series of public lectures in California and Florida.

The communist regime of China objected to the US president Barack Obama meeting, saying it amounted to interference in its internal affairs. But His Holiness occasionally declared that he is not seeking independent for Tibet.

China claims His Holiness the Dalai Lama a separatist, while he has said he is seeking greater autonomy for Tibetan people of whole Tibet within China. Several rounds of talks between his representatives and Chinese officials have yielded little progress.

This comes a year after Twitter was forced to delete a fake account which attracted several thousand followers. he world's most popular micro-blogging site. Twitter has found itself a new and a new kind of follower - His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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