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Obama's 'graceless' Indian dance
The president took to the dancefloor with a crowd of Mumbai schoolchildren on Sunday. Critics urge him to hang up his dancing shoes
 
Mumbai schoolchildren encourage Obama to hit the dance floor during a Diwali celebration over the weekend.
Mumbai schoolchildren encourage Obama to hit the dance floor during a Diwali celebration over the weekend.
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The video: President Obama and the first lady took to the dance floor in India over the weekend with a crowd of Mumbai students. The president gamely joined in on Sunday as the colorfully-dressed children performed a dance in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. It wasn't all fun and games though; during his visit, Obama has been lambasted by the Indian press for perceived favoritism toward Pakistan, a country with which India has a tense and troubled relationship.
The reaction: The Indian media rated the first couple's dance moves against each other, says Erica Werner at The Associated Press. "Sorry Mr. President, but your wife is winning this competition hands down." The New Delhi Mail Today praised Michelle Obama's "natural sense of rhythm," while saying Obama "lacked grace." To sum up, says Kristi Keck at CNN: "A for effort, C for technique." Watch the video here:

 

 

 

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