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  • Indian telegraph employees process telegrams on the last day of the service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, July 14, 2013.
  • Indians line up to send telegrams on the last day of the service at a telegraph office in New Delhi, July 14, 2013.
  • Telegram senders crowd inside the Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata, India, July 14, 2013.
  • Indians send telegrams on the last day of the service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, July 14, 2013.
  • Employees of India's state-run telecommunications company protest the shutting down of the telegram service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, July 14, 2013.

India Shuts Down Telegram Service

Published July 15, 2013

Thousands of people crowded telegraph offices around India to send the country's last telegrams, as the government shut down the 163-year old service on Sunday.


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