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Saints News 5/18/13: Dalai Lama Visits the Saints and Pelicans

As part of his U.S. tour (he's speaking in Louisville on Monday!), exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, visited the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans while in town. He graciously received some Saints and Pelicans swag and posed for some cheesy pictures.

I don't know if Rita wore the "bed head" to meet the Dalai Lama.
I don't know if Rita wore the "bed head" to meet the Dalai Lama.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Dalai Lama Visits New Orleans <a href="" title=""></a> <a href="">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>League source confirms Irvin suspended for aderall use. Did not appeal suspension. Out first 4 games of 2013</p>&mdash; Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) <a href="">May 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>#<a href="">#Whodatnation</a> Do me A Favor And Follow Rookie <a href="">#LINEBACKER</a> @<a href="">ctcard44</a> <a href="">#WHODAT</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good luck narrowing the Miami Mt. Rushmore to four <a href="" title=""></a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wish J-Ice was here so we could go enjoy a frozen summer treat</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan(@jmthegreat) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Stunning lack of sweet milf action at tee ball. D'oh.</p>&mdash; Will Kill 4 Biscuit (@moosedenied) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Back on beautiful @<a href="">smu</a> campus today for @<a href="">andrewrgalloway</a> professional MBA graduation.<a href="">#HardWorkPaysOff</a><a href="">#Brothers4Life</a> <a href="" title="">…</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Smoothie king told me they don't accept smoothie king gift cards <a href="">#what</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan(@jmthegreat) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thats complete bs RT @<a href="">brandonfalgout</a>: @<a href="">jmthegreat</a> they just quit here in Lafayette about a month ago!Smh...</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan(@jmthegreat) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Beautiful @<a href="">smu</a> graduation out in front of Dallas Hall<a href="">#Mustangs</a> <a href="" title="">…</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The key to today's race is to try and not preak too soon.</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congrats lil cuz on walking now go handle your business on the field this fall @<a href="">macnificent31</a></p>&mdash; deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pool Party Coming Soon!!! Stay Tuned <a href="" title="">…</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>


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