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In pictures: Oscar joy in India

Rubina Ali's parents celebrate Slumdog Millionaire's success

The parents of Rubina Ali - a nine-year-old Slumdog Millionaire actress - distribute sweets in celebration of the film's Oscars success.

Child actor Rubina Ali's friends dancing

Ali's friends and neighbours dance in Mumbai (Bombay) as the Oscars are announced.

Children cheer Slumdog's success in Mumbai

Neighbours of another Slumdog Millionaire child actor, Mohammed Azharuddin, cheer as they watch the Oscars.

Home of child actor Mohammed Azharuddin

A passerby looks into Azharuddin's Mumbai home as his father Mohammed Ismail is filmed by a cameraman.

Chennai fans don AR Rahman masks

Students and fans of Indian musician AR Rahman celebrate his double Oscar win by wearing masks of him in Madras (Chennai).

Slum-dwellers in Mumbai watch Oscars coverage on TV

Neighbours of one of the actors watch the ceremony on television outside his home.

Girl plays with her baby sister

A girl plays with her baby sister on the railway near Rubina Ali's home.



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