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INDIA-TELECOMS-TELEGRAM

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An Indian employee inspects a telegram as customers fill up more forms at a counter in Mumbai on July 14, 2013. Thousands of Indians crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages to friends and family in a last-minute rush before the service shuts down. July 14, 2013, is the last day that messages will be accepted by the 162-year-old service, the last major commercial telegram operation. In the days before mobile phones and the Internet, the telegram network was the main form of long-distance communication, with 20 million messages dispatched from India during the subcontinent's bloody partition in 1947. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian employee inspects a telegram as customers fill up more forms at a counter in Mumbai on July 14, 2013. Thousands of Indians crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages to friends and family in a last-minute rush before the service shuts down. July 14, 2013, is the last day that messages will be accepted by the 162-year-old service, the last major commercial telegram operation. In the days before mobile phones and the Internet, the telegram network was the main form of long-distance communication, with 20 million messages dispatched from India during the subcontinent's bloody partition in 1947. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian employee inspects a telegram as customers fill up more... News Photo 173432868Counter,Customer,Examining,Filling,Finance,Form,Horizontal,Illustration,India,Mumbai,Occupation,Technology,Telecommunications Equipment,Telegram,The Internet,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Indian employee inspects a telegram as customers fill up more forms at a counter in Mumbai on July 14, 2013. Thousands of Indians crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages to friends and family in a last-minute rush before the service shuts down. July 14, 2013, is the last day that messages will be accepted by the 162-year-old service, the last major commercial telegram operation. In the days before mobile phones and the Internet, the telegram network was the main form of long-distance communication, with 20 million messages dispatched from India during the subcontinent's bloody partition in 1947. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)