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Obamas bid farewell to Mumbai

Last updated on: November 7, 2010 14:26 IST

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle left for New Delhi on Sunday afternoon after completing the Mumbai leg of their visit which saw successful interactions with business leaders, youth and school students in Mumbai.

Air Force One, the President's official plane, took off from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Rediff.com's Sumit Rajwade took photos of Air Force One taking off from the Mumbai airport.

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Image: Air Force One takes off from Mumbai airport
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Earlier, the Obamas arrived at the airport in suburban Mumbai in Marine One -- the chopper carrying the US President -- from a Naval base in South Mumbai.

In view of the US President's departure, flight movement at the CSIA airport was shut for 38 minutes, an airport spokesperson said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and other officials gave the US president a send-off.




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The Air Force One had touched down at the Mumbai airport on Saturday.

During his two-day stay in Delhi, Obama will have a hectic schedule including a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, visit to Rajghat and Humayun's Tomb and other engagements such as his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his address to Parliament.

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