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His Holiness the Dalai Lama among World's 100 Most Influential People: TIME

April 30, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
April 29, 2009,

Dharamshala -- TIME, one of the most celebrated
and widely read magazines in the world, listed
His Holiness the Dalai Lama among the world's 100
most influential figures in its third annual poll.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama received a total vote of 651,945 and is ranked 61.

His Holiness was listed among the world's 100
most influential people, under the category of
influential leaders and revolutionaries, in the 2008 poll.

In 2006, TIME listed His Holiness the Dalai Lama
as one of five Asian heroes in 60 years since the
magazine began publishing an Asian edition.

The winner of the third annual TIME 100 poll and
new owner of the title World's Most Influential
Person is moot. The 21-year-old college student
and founder of the online community 4chan.org,
whose real name is Christopher Poole, received 16,794,368 votes.

Since moot launched 4chan.org in 2003, the site
has given birth to Internet memes as diverse as
Lolcats and Rickrolling. 4chan averages 13
million page views a day and 5.6 million visitors
a month; by some estimates it is the second
largest bulletin board in the world. (See the TIME 100 finalists.)

US President Barack Obama is ranked 37.

Three Indians -- Congress party President Sonia
Gandhi, movie mogul Ronnie Screwvala, the brain
behind world's cheapest car Nano Ratan Tata -- also feature in the list.
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