THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) - Overjoyed people set off firecrackers and offered prayers in the tiny Indian village that was the home of Kamala Harris' maternal grandfather.
They read newspapers and chatted about the U.S. election at street corners before moving to a temple in Thulasendrapuram, population 350.
A woman wrote a congratulatory message in color powder outside her home, and youngsters carried a photo of Harris as they played.
Harris is the first woman and the first person of South Asian descent to be elected vice president.
The singing and other festivities made the village seem to be celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, a week ahead of time.
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