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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dancing the blues away?

U.S. President Barack Obama started his second day in India on a lighter note: pulling a few dance moves and celebrating a major religious festival with local students.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent Sunday morning at a local school, where students were celebrating Diwali. Youngsters performed dances in colorful saris to mark the festival of lights. The president bobbed his head to the music and clapped.

Young girls danced with baskets on their heads as the room erupted in cheers.

At one point, students pulled the first lady on stage and taught her how to twirl.

"Notice they didn't ask me," the president said.

Students later extended the offer to the president, who joined them and towered over the youngsters as he danced. (Continues here)

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