Millions across India, world take part in Yoga Day exercises

June 21, 2015 4:41 AM

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NEW DELHI — Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had lobbied the U.N. to declare June 21 as the global Yoga Day, spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and foreign diplomats, at New Delhi’s main thoroughfare that has been transformed into one sprawling exercise ground.

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