The President and First Lady visit the Mumbai massacre memorial
November 6th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

The President and First Lady visit the Mumbai massacre memorial

MUMBAI, India (CNN) - The president and Mrs. Obama at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai after signing the guest book at the 26/11 memorial. President Obama is currently on a 10 day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.


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Images of India: Drying Fish
November 6th, 2010
10:46 AM ET

Images of India: Drying Fish

CNN Photojournalist Tim Garraty took this picture of an elderly woman drying fish on the beach of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.


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Mumbai terror victim remembers
November 6th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Mumbai terror victim remembers

MUMBAI, India (CNN) - President Obama’s first official event takes place at the Taj Palace Hotel, one site of the Mumbai terror attacks nearly two years ago. He will sign the visitors’ book at the Nov. 26th memorial, and is also expected to make remarks.

Before the event, the president is expected to meet with 12 American citizens who’s lives were forever changed by the terror spree. Among them is Kia Scherr, who lost both her husband and her daughter in the three day siege. CNN’s Mallika Kapur talked with Scherr on the waterfront seawall along Marine Drive, a picturesque road along the Mumbai coast. Scherr said she would thank Mr. Obama for a letter he sent her shortly after the attacks. She calls the note from the then president-elect a source of great comfort. If she has a chance, she says, she will tell the president about how she’s gained strength from meeting with family members of other victims.

Picture: Mallika Kapur interviews Kia Scherr as producer Harmeet Singh and cameraman Rajesh Mishra look on.


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Images of India: Monks celebrate Diwali
November 6th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Images of India: Monks celebrate Diwali

We arrived in Mumbai on the first day of Diwali, the holiest day in the Hindu religion. Often called the Festival of Lights, celebrants adorn their homes and even their stores with twinkling lights and flowers and fruit. For many, Diwali marks the start of a new year.

Most families gather in their homes to say a Diwali “puja” – or prayer. Many others gather at local temples. CNN was able to gain rare access to one temple last night. Monks lit incense and laid out offerings.


Topics: India • The Visuals
November 6th, 2010
08:21 AM ET

The President's Schedule for Sunday November 7, 2010

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will visit a classroom at Holy Name High School in Mumbai, India. The President and the First Lady will then attend a Diwali Candle Lighting and Performance at Holy Name High School.

Later, the President will visit the Agriculture Exposition and the Open Government & Technology Exposition at St. Xavier College. There will be travel pool coverage of these visits. The President will then hold a town hall meeting with students at St. Xavier College. The First Lady will introduce the President. In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will travel to New Delhi, India.
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