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25th anniversary of Bhopal gas leak

2009-12-04 03:43:47 GMT2009-12-04 11:43:47 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a cultural programme on the eve of Gandhi's 140th birth anniversary, in the central Indian city of Bhopal October 1, 2009.(Reuters)

A woman ties a headband during a protest march to mark the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, in Bhopal, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.(AP)

Burning CEO : An effigy of then Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson burns as activists rally in memory of the 1984 gas disaster victims on the accident's 25th anniversary in Bhopal.(AFP)

An Indian student holds a placard during a protest against the delay in justice for Bhopal gas tragedy victims in Bangalore. Indian activists marked the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak disaster Thursday with protests and demands that those responsible for thousands of deaths finally be held to account.(AFP)

Eighty-four year old Indian woman Tarabai, a survivor of the 1984 gas leak, accident sits outside the boundary wall of the old Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. Indian activists marked the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak disaster Thursday with protests and demands that those responsible for thousands of deaths finally be held to account.(AFP)

Hundreds of people marched through Bhopal with torches before dawn Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster and demand the cleanup of toxic chemicals they say still contaminate the Indian city's soil and water.

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