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India pays tribute to Father of Nation Gandhi

2010-01-31 07:49:05 GMT2010-01-31 15:49:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A woman lights a candle as she holds a child during a vigil to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at a war memorial in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 30, 2010. Mahatma Gandhi, father of the Indian nation, was assassinated in 1948. India observes Gandhi's death anniversary as Martyrs' Day.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in the moonlight in Hyderabad, India, Jan. 30, 2010.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Family members and friends look on as Mahatma Gandhi's great granddaughter Asha Ramgobin (L) and great grandson Satish Kidar (R) support granddaughter Ela Gandhi as she throws flowers into the water with his ashes during a ceremony marking the anniversary of his death in the Indian Ocean at Durban January 30, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil (front) pays tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the Martyrs Day at Rajghat in New Delhi, capital of India, Jan. 30. 2010. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi on Jan. 30, 1948. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)

Mahatma Gandhi, father of the Indian nation, was assassinated in 1948. India observes Gandhi's death anniversary as Martyrs' Day.

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