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November 6, 1999 | Associated Press
In his first visit to India in 13 years, a frail Pope John Paul II was welcomed with pomp today by government leaders eager to play down tensions between Christians and majority Hindus. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and President K.R. Narayanan greeted the pope at the presidential mansion with the trappings of a state visit, including cavalry officers in white, gold and red dress uniforms and a gun salute that reverberated among the red sandstone pillars.
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November 6, 1999 | Associated Press
In his first visit to India in 13 years, a frail Pope John Paul II was welcomed with pomp today by government leaders eager to play down tensions between Christians and majority Hindus. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and President K.R. Narayanan greeted the pope at the presidential mansion with the trappings of a state visit, including cavalry officers in white, gold and red dress uniforms and a gun salute that reverberated among the red sandstone pillars.
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