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#NamasteObama: Top moments from Day 1

Last updated on: January 25, 2015 17:57 IST

US President Barack Obama on Sunday began his three-day visit to India with a hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Here’s a look at some of the best moments from his first day in India in photos.

 

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk as they have coffee and tea together in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters



Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays the gracious host, as he prepares a cup of tea for US President Barack Obama at the Hyderabad House. Photograph: Press Information Bureau 



Signs of times to come for Indo-US ties? US President waters a sapling at Raj Ghat. Photograph: Ministry of External Affairs 

 

In India, do as Indians do, is the adage US President Barack Obama seems to be following. He does the namaste to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: Press Information Bureau 

 

Hmmm… Wonder what the joke was among the three? US President Obama, PM Modi and President Pranab are all laughs and smiles at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

 

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur stole the show at the presidential guard of honour as she led the ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

 

US President Barack Obama scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters

 

US President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters

 

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi leave for their meeting after a photo opportunity at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

 

At the airport, US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle posed for the shutterbugs as they waved to the delegation. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

 

Breaking protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle at the airport. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

 

US President Barack Obama hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi. In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with Modi, who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. Obama is visiting India for three days to attend India's Republic Day celebrations and meet with Indian leaders. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

 The two -- Modi and Obama -- are engrossed in conversation ahead of their working lunch at Hyderabad House. Photograph: Press Information Bureau