Here's what that O'Malley-Dalai Lama nuzzle was all about

Just so your readers know, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was having fun with his fellow dignitaries at the end of his lecture Tuesday at the University of Maryland ("At UM, a face-to-face with the Dalai Lama," May 8).

He demonstrated various forms of taking leave of another person — shaking a hand, giving a hug, a kiss on a cheek or touching foreheads (a traditional Tibetan form). He also demonstrated rubbing noses with Gov. Martin O'Malley, a form the Tibetan spiritual leader attributed to the Maori.

Thanks for a great picture and the accompanying article.

Judy Bond

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