Dalai Lama visits leprosy patients, an Indonesian artist’s village, Russia’s Black Sea fleet and more.
March 20, 2014 The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama holds the hand of an Indian man suffering from leprosy during his visit to Tahirpur Leprosy Complex in New Delhi. The stigma of leprosy endures in India, even though the country has made great strides against the disease, which is neither highly contagious nor fatal. Now the number of new annual cases has risen slightly after years of steady decline, and medical experts say the enormous fear surrounding leprosy is hindering efforts to finally eliminate it. Manish Swarup/AP Buy Photo