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Skylar Grey performs for the Dalai Lama

Skylar Grey sings during a event with the Dalai Lama, who delivered a talk for world peace, on July 9, 2011, in Washington. Getty

(CBS) Skylar Grey's performance in Washington on Saturday had a notable special guest in the audience - the Dalai Lama.

The singer-songwriter performed for the Tibetan spiritual leader as part of the Kalachakra for World Peace event held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Grey sang a new version of "Coming Home," the hit she co-wrote for Diddy-Dirty Money.

The Dalai Lama spoke to thousands on the National Mall during the nearly three-hour event, which was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and also featured monks chanting, traditional Tibetan dance, and other musicians, according to The Washington Post.

The spiritual leader said in March that he would give up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative.

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