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2015/02/08 新品專區英文版測試

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Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama didn't sidestep the presence of one notable but controversial guest Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering that draws faith leaders from around the country.

Obama spent most of his remarks focusing on the power of religion for good around the world, but also the rise of extremists who twist religion to perpetrate violence. But he opened his remarks by welcoming the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader whose presence at the same event as the President could prompt a diplomatic fuss from Chinese leaders

"[The Dalai Lama is] a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion who inspires us to speak up for the dignity and freedom of all," Obama said.