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India bids adieu to telegrams

  • Indians queue up to send telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo
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    Indians queue up to send telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo

  • Indians prepare to send telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo
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    Indians prepare to send telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo

  • An Indian army soldier reacts as he prepares to send a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in Kolkata, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. S AP Photo
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    An Indian army soldier reacts as he prepares to send a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service at a telegraph office in Kolkata, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. S AP Photo

  • Indian telegraph employees process telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, AP Photo
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    Indian telegraph employees process telegrams on the last day of the 163 year old service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, AP Photo

  • Indian woman Shubha Singh prepares to send a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo
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    Indian woman Shubha Singh prepares to send a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo

  • Indian telegraph employees greet each other with sweets on the last day of the 163 year old telegram service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo
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    Indian telegraph employees greet each other with sweets on the last day of the 163 year old telegram service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. AP Photo

  • Indian man Mahinder, who claims to have made a living working as a telegram agent for the past six decades wipes his tears on the last day of the 163 year old telegram service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. AP Photo
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    Indian man Mahinder, who claims to have made a living working as a telegram agent for the past six decades wipes his tears on the last day of the 163 year old telegram service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. AP Photo

  • An Indian telegraph employee processes a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. AP Photo
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    An Indian telegraph employee processes a telegram on the last day of the 163 year old service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. AP Photo

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