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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House lit up in India tricolours for Modi visit

The Indian prime minister concluded his three-day state visit to Australia on Wednesday, May 24.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (L) and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese pose in front of the sails of the Sydney Opera House illuminated in the colours of the Indian flag on May 24, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Dean Lewins-Pool/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in the Australian port city were illuminated with the Indian Tricolour to welcome prime minister Narendra Modi who visited the iconic landmarks on Wednesday (24).

He was accompanied by his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese during his visit.

Indian PM Modi in Sydney
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese pose in front of the of the Sydney Harbour Bridge illuminated in the colours of the Indian flag on May 24, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Dean Lewins-Pool/Getty Images)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is famous for being the world’s largest steel arch bridge. It is an imposing steel arch bridge extending from the Central Business District to the North Shore and offers a spectacular view of the Sydney Opera House and the surrounding area of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Opera House is Sydney’s best-known landmark. It is a multipurpose performing arts facility. The building also houses restaurants and a professional recording studio.

In 2007, the Opera House was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The lighting up of the two landmarks comes a day after Modi was accorded a rock-star welcome with a 21,000-strong crowd greeting him at a diaspora event in Western Sydney on Tuesday (23) night.

The diaspora event was also attended by Albanese.

Modi and Albanese met in Sydney on Wednesday morning for bilateral discussions that deepened the friendship between the two nations.

(With PTI inputs)

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