INDIA-TELECOMS-TELEGRAM : News Photo

INDIA-TELECOMS-TELEGRAM

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In this photograph taken on July 13, 2013, Indian customers line up in front of a telegraph booking counter to send a telegram in New Delhi. 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/ RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this photograph taken on July 13, 2013, Indian customers line up in front of a telegraph booking counter to send a telegram in New Delhi. 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/ RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this photograph taken on July 13 Indian customers line up in front... News Photo 173425648Counter,Customer,Finance,Horizontal,In A Row,India,Internet,Lining Up,New Delhi,Photograph,Send,Technology,Telegram,Telegraph MachinePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIn this photograph taken on July 13, 2013, Indian customers line up in front of a telegraph booking counter to send a telegram in New Delhi. 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/ RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)