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Give them a hand/applause

The deaf crowd, over 900 gathered inside the auditorium, (and another 300 outside) give applause by shaking their hands in the air. They have travelled from all over India (some on the train for 3 days from Delhi) to attend the first sign language bible dedication event in Kochi, India. 32 carefully selected foundational Bible stories from creation to the establishment of the church have been translated (on DVD) into Kerala Sign Language. The hundreds of people at this event are only a small representation of the estimated 9 million deaf people in India.

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Taken on January 30, 2010