March 21st, 2011
05:12 PM ET
SANTIAGO, Chile (CNN) - Organizers of an anti-Obama rally in central Santiago gathered Monday in the Plaza de Almargro park, a site about four blocks from where President Obama and his Chilean counterpart held meetings and answered questions from the press.
Billed as the “Obama Deception Tour 2011,” invitations encouraged Chileans to engage in “Citizen’s activities” and listen to local bands, including The Miserables Ones and Rebel Sun. A line at the top of the invitation read: “For Peace – No to a new Iraq in Libya”
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.
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.