Viewfinder: A Diwali Ceremony at the White House

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President Donald Trump lights a "diya," or oil lamp, as Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Singh Sarna looks on during a Diwali ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 13th, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Trump was criticized online for tweets about the ceremony that mentioned Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists but omitted Hindus, the primary celebrants of the holiday.

President Donald Trump lights a "diya," or oil lamp, as Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Singh Sarna looks on during a Diwali ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 13th, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Trump was criticized online for tweets about the ceremony that mentioned Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists but omitted Hindus, the primary celebrants of the holiday.

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