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Diwali: Barrack Obama Celebrates Hindu Festival of Light

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Mr Obama became the first US president to personally take part in a White House ceremony for the festival of lights, lighting a diya (oil lamp) inside the executive mansion and bowing respectfully before a Hindu priest.

The festival will be officially marked in India and around the world on Saturday but celebrations are already underway.

 

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