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US President Barack Obama will appear in public at an event attended by the Dalai Lama next week in Washington, the White House said, in a move sure to anger Beijing. "The president will deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said. The White House tried to play down the simultaneous appearance, stressing the two men have met three times before. Previous meetings have been held behind closed doors and outside the Oval Office, in a move designed to limit the diplomatic fallout with China.