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The Obamas in India

Day 1 - Mumbai - Nov.6, 2010

Michelle Obama meeting a survivor of the 26/11 terrorist attcack at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at Chattrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, in the early afternoon of November 6, on Air Force One.

They proceeded to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – a heritage waterfront property- where they stayed in the Presidential Suite. The President and the First Lady signed the visitor’s book and addressed a gathering of survivors of 26/11. The Taj Hotel was a prime target of terrorist attacks that had gripped the city on November 26, 2008.

Later they visited Mani Bhavan - the Mahatma Gandhi Museum.

President Obama’s meeting with CEOs & Business Entrepreneurs at Trident Hotel

Post museum visit, President Obama met with CEOs of major global corporations at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel, as part of a business summit, hosted by the U.S.-India Business Council.

First Lady Michelle visits "Make A Difference" program

The First Lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile went to the Mumbai University, where she played hopscotch,  and conversed with 33 disadvantaged children who are being taught English by Make a Difference, a nonprofit group. She also spoke to them about the value of education in one’s life.

Day 1 - Mumbai

Day 2 - Mumbai/Delhi

Day 3 - Delhi

Day 3 (cntd.) - State Dinner - Delhi



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