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Obama May Drop Visit To India's Golden Temple (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/20/10 01:28 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

The Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, is Sikhism's holiest shrine, and one of India's most popular tourist attractions.

The 400-year old temple is visited by people from all faiths and walks of life - famous international tourists have included the Queen of England and Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper. Sikh custom requires every visitor to cover his or her head before entering the temple.

This stipulation is proving to be a problem for President Obama's trip to India in November; according to the New York Times, The Golden Temple may be dropped from the itinerary for fear of the American public associating the image of Obama in a "head scarf" with his being a Muslim (a recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that almost one in five Americans believes Obama is a Muslim).

In light of the "controversy," we decided to put together a slideshow of the Golden Temple. Whether Obama visits or not, we'd certainly like to!

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