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30th January 1956, India celebrating its republic day with a five mile long parade starting at the Great Place and ending at the historic Red Fort. The president Rajendra Prasad took the salute. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

30th January 1956, India celebrating its republic day with a five mile long parade starting at the Great Place and ending at the historic Red Fort. The president Rajendra Prasad took the salute. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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12th December 1911, a view of the Delhi Durbar, during George V's Coronation tour of India. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

12th December 1911, a view of the Delhi Durbar, during George V's Coronation tour of India. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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18th March 1966, a jeep is set on fire during riots between Hindus and Sikhs in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

18th March 1966, a jeep is set on fire during riots between Hindus and Sikhs in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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25th March 1980: Members of the 'National Federation of Indian Women' demonstrating outside the Supreme Court, New Delhi as they demand the re-opening of the 'Mathura rape case'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

25th March 1980: Members of the 'National Federation of Indian Women' demonstrating outside the Supreme Court, New Delhi as they demand the re-opening of the 'Mathura rape case'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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The Vice-Regal procession passes the Clock tower and Delhi Instuitute, Delhi, during the Proclamation Durbar of January 1877, celebrating the proclamation of Queen Victoria as the first Empress of India. Original Publication: Illustrated London News, published 27th January 1877 (Photo by Illustrated London News/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Vice-Regal procession passes the Clock tower and Delhi Instuitute, Delhi, during the Proclamation Durbar of January 1877, celebrating the proclamation of Queen Victoria as the first Empress of India. Original Publication: Illustrated London News, published 27th January 1877 (Photo by Illustrated London News/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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An aerial view of New Delhi in India, circa 1930. At the top left is the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential palace) and top right is the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. In the centre is the India Gate hexagon. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An aerial view of New Delhi in India, circa 1930. At the top left is the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential palace) and top right is the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. In the centre is the India Gate hexagon. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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1903, Edward VII's Coronation Durbar passing the Jama Masjid in Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1903, Edward VII's Coronation Durbar passing the Jama Masjid in Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A view of Delhi from the River Yamuna showing the King's palace. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A view of Delhi from the River Yamuna showing the King's palace. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The Dalai Lama and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi where they are meeting to discuss the rehabilitation of Tibetans who crossed the border to India during the Chinese/Tibetan crisis. Original Publication: People Disc - HD0039 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

The Dalai Lama and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi where they are meeting to discuss the rehabilitation of Tibetans who crossed the border to India during the Chinese/Tibetan crisis. Original Publication: People Disc - HD0039 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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July 1922, Gandhi Day paraders in Delhi flying the emblem of Islam. Water buffalo are pulling a float on which is a large symbolic spinning wheel which is often associated with Gandhi. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1922, Gandhi Day paraders in Delhi flying the emblem of Islam. Water buffalo are pulling a float on which is a large symbolic spinning wheel which is often associated with Gandhi. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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January 1967, Indian premier Indira Gandhi surrounded by women folk dancers from the province of Rajasthan while sitting on a swing erected for a Teej Festival celebration at her residence in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

January 1967, Indian premier Indira Gandhi surrounded by women folk dancers from the province of Rajasthan while sitting on a swing erected for a Teej Festival celebration at her residence in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

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Jawaharlal Nehru, President of the Indian Congress, with his daughter future Indian prime minister, Indira Nehru (Indira Priyardarshini Nehru) in Bombay. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Jawaharlal Nehru, President of the Indian Congress, with his daughter future Indian prime minister, Indira Nehru (Indira Priyardarshini Nehru) in Bombay. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1955, the Jantar Mantar Observatory near Delhi. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Delhi 1955, the Jantar Mantar Observatory near Delhi. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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Delhi, 1840. Traffic on Connaught Place at the corner of Edgware Road, London. Original Artist: By Whitlock (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Delhi, 1840. Traffic on Connaught Place at the corner of Edgware Road, London. Original Artist: By Whitlock (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

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17th November 1955, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, celebrating his 66th birthday and receiving floral garlands at his New Delhi home. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

17th November 1955, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, celebrating his 66th birthday and receiving floral garlands at his New Delhi home. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the Indian Minister for Law and leader of the Untouchables, marries Dr Sharda Kabir, 15th April 1948. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the Indian Minister for Law and leader of the Untouchables, marries Dr Sharda Kabir, 15th April 1948. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Nathuram Vinayak Godse, bottom right, on trial for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the red fort, Old Delhi, 27th May 1948. The presiding judge Atma Charan is on the left. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Nathuram Vinayak Godse, bottom right, on trial for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the red fort, Old Delhi, 27th May 1948. The presiding judge Atma Charan is on the left. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Armed horsemen attacking civilians in the streets of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny, 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Armed horsemen attacking civilians in the streets of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny, 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Delhi during a state visit to India, 21st January 1961. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Delhi during a state visit to India, 21st January 1961. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1955, a beggar in Connaught Place, Delhi. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Delhi 1955, a beggar in Connaught Place, Delhi. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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17th August 1960, Indian prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the crowd in Delhi, on the occasion of India's 14th Independence day. Above him flies the national flag of India. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

17th August 1960, Indian prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the crowd in Delhi, on the occasion of India's 14th Independence day. Above him flies the national flag of India. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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28th March 1942, Sir Stafford Cripps and Pandit Nehru in New Delhi. Cripps had visited India to offer the country Dominion status. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

28th March 1942, Sir Stafford Cripps and Pandit Nehru in New Delhi. Cripps had visited India to offer the country Dominion status. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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American violinist Yehudi Menuhin examining a sitar owned by Indian musician Ravi Shankar (left) in Delhi during Menuhin's Indian tour, 29th February 1952. In the background is Menuhin's second wife, Diana. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American violinist Yehudi Menuhin examining a sitar owned by Indian musician Ravi Shankar (left) in Delhi during Menuhin's Indian tour, 29th February 1952. In the background is Menuhin's second wife, Diana. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1903, the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, reading the King's message at the great Durbar held in Delhi to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Delhi 1903, the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, reading the King's message at the great Durbar held in Delhi to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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7th September 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet, arrives in Delhi, on his first visit to the Indian capital since he sought asylum. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

7th September 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet, arrives in Delhi, on his first visit to the Indian capital since he sought asylum. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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The Qutub Minar in Delhi, around 1865. It is a 237.8 foot-high brick minaret dating back to the 12th century. (Photo by Samuel Bourne/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Qutub Minar in Delhi, around 1865. It is a 237.8 foot-high brick minaret dating back to the 12th century. (Photo by Samuel Bourne/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The war-damaged Kashmir Gate on the north wall of the city of Delhi, 1858. Delhi was besieged by the British during the Indian Rebellion (also known as the Indian Mutiny) of 1857, and the gate was the scene of the final assault before the capture of the city by forces under Brigadier John Nicholson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The war-damaged Kashmir Gate on the north wall of the city of Delhi, 1858. Delhi was besieged by the British during the Indian Rebellion (also known as the Indian Mutiny) of 1857, and the gate was the scene of the final assault before the capture of the city by forces under Brigadier John Nicholson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Viscount Mountbatten, the new Viceroy of India and his wife Edwina ) invites Mahatma Gandhi to the Viceroy's house in Delhi, 31st March 1947. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Viscount Mountbatten, the new Viceroy of India and his wife Edwina ) invites Mahatma Gandhi to the Viceroy's house in Delhi, 31st March 1947. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian Mughal Emperors Babur (1482 - 1530) (top right), Emperor Akbar (1542 - 1605) (bottom right), Emperor Jahangir (1569 - 1627) (bottom left), and Emperor Humayun (1508 - 1556). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian Mughal Emperors Babur (1482 - 1530) (top right), Emperor Akbar (1542 - 1605) (bottom right), Emperor Jahangir (1569 - 1627) (bottom left), and Emperor Humayun (1508 - 1556). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A group of officers present at the Siege of Delhi during the Indian Rebellion, 1857. From left to right, Surgeon Campbell Brown, Captain Chesney, Major A. Bunny BHA, Colonel Ewart AAG, Colonel D. Stewart DAG, Captain Tytler, Major R. Lawrence, Major General Welchman CB, Captain H. Hayley BNI, Captain Gully, Captain Wauchope, B. Arty, Colonel H. Norman, Major Maisey DJA, Major H. Vicars, Major J, Hills VC, Surgeon Scott, Captain K. Coghill, Captain A. Lindsay, Captain M. Elliott, Major F. Roberts VC (1832 - 1914), Brigadier General J. Brind CB, Captain R. Pemberton and Major M. Sankey. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A group of officers present at the Siege of Delhi during the Indian Rebellion, 1857. From left to right, Surgeon Campbell Brown, Captain Chesney, Major A. Bunny BHA, Colonel Ewart AAG, Colonel D. Stewart DAG, Captain Tytler, Major R. Lawrence, Major General Welchman CB, Captain H. Hayley BNI, Captain Gully, Captain Wauchope, B. Arty, Colonel H. Norman, Major Maisey DJA, Major H. Vicars, Major J, Hills VC, Surgeon Scott, Captain K. Coghill, Captain A. Lindsay, Captain M. Elliott, Major F. Roberts VC (1832 - 1914), Brigadier General J. Brind CB, Captain R. Pemberton and Major M. Sankey. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of the Muslim League, en route to the Viceroy's Lodge in Delhi, 24th November 1939. (Photo by Kulwant Roy/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of the Muslim League, en route to the Viceroy's Lodge in Delhi, 24th November 1939. (Photo by Kulwant Roy/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, enters Delhi in procession at the Coronation Durbar held to celebrate the accession of Edward VII, 29th December 1902. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, enters Delhi in procession at the Coronation Durbar held to celebrate the accession of Edward VII, 29th December 1902. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The Lal Quila or Red Fort on the banks of Yamuna, in Delhi, India, around 1900. The fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan between 1638 and 1648. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Lal Quila or Red Fort on the banks of Yamuna, in Delhi, India, around 1900. The fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan between 1638 and 1648. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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February 1948, a crowd watching the funeral procession of Indian statesman and advocate of non-violence Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) who was assassinated in Delhi. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

February 1948, a crowd watching the funeral procession of Indian statesman and advocate of non-violence Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) who was assassinated in Delhi. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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2nd April 1947, the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten meets Prime Minister Pandit Nehru in the Moghul Gardens in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

2nd April 1947, the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten meets Prime Minister Pandit Nehru in the Moghul Gardens in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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At the conference in New Delhi where Lord Mountbatten disclosed Britain's partition plan for India to Jawaharlal Nehru, adviser to Mountbatten Lord Ismay, Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten and President of the All India Muslim League, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

At the conference in New Delhi where Lord Mountbatten disclosed Britain's partition plan for India to Jawaharlal Nehru, adviser to Mountbatten Lord Ismay, Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten and President of the All India Muslim League, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Tony Greig is nearly run out during a match between England and India in Delhi, December 1976. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)

Tony Greig is nearly run out during a match between England and India in Delhi, December 1976. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)

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Inscriptions from the Koran on the base of the Kutb (Qutb) Minar, Delhi, erected in 1214 as a minaret and Victory Tower by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

Inscriptions from the Koran on the base of the Kutb (Qutb) Minar, Delhi, erected in 1214 as a minaret and Victory Tower by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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7th August 1947, one of 30 special trains leaving New Delhi Station which will take the staff of the Pakistan government to Karachi. Muslim League National Guards stand to attention in honour of the departure. 600 Delhi muslims were relocated to Pakistan following the partition. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

7th August 1947, one of 30 special trains leaving New Delhi Station which will take the staff of the Pakistan government to Karachi. Muslim League National Guards stand to attention in honour of the departure. 600 Delhi muslims were relocated to Pakistan following the partition. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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February 1948, the niece of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) places flower petals on his brow as he lies in state at Birla House, New Delhi, after his assassination. Immediately after this picture was taken the procession left for the burning ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, where the cremation took place. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

February 1948, the niece of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) places flower petals on his brow as he lies in state at Birla House, New Delhi, after his assassination. Immediately after this picture was taken the procession left for the burning ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, where the cremation took place. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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1902, the State Lancers dancing at the Viceroy's Durbar Ball, in Diwan-I-Am, Delhi Fort, held to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1902, the State Lancers dancing at the Viceroy's Durbar Ball, in Diwan-I-Am, Delhi Fort, held to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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1911, King George V of Great Britain and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar in Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1911, King George V of Great Britain and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar in Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Mrs Indira Gandhi with her two eldest sons Rajiv and Sanjay, in the garden of their Delhi home. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

Mrs Indira Gandhi with her two eldest sons Rajiv and Sanjay, in the garden of their Delhi home. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

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The Jama Masjid, Delhi, 1858. Commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque was completed in 1656. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Jama Masjid, Delhi, 1858. Commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque was completed in 1656. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri celebrates his own and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday at Gandhi's samadhi, or cremation spot, in Delhi, 2nd October 1965. He is using a charkha or spinning wheel, popularised as a symbol of Indian independence by Gandhi. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri celebrates his own and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday at Gandhi's samadhi, or cremation spot, in Delhi, 2nd October 1965. He is using a charkha or spinning wheel, popularised as a symbol of Indian independence by Gandhi. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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An aerial shot of New Delhi, situated in the Delhi metropolitan area of India, 3rd April 1933. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An aerial shot of New Delhi, situated in the Delhi metropolitan area of India, 3rd April 1933. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, the last Viceroy of India and overseer of the partition of India into India and Pakistan, with his wife and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Leader of the All India Muslim League, after talks at the Viceroy's House, New Delhi(9th April 1947). (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, the last Viceroy of India and overseer of the partition of India into India and Pakistan, with his wife and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Leader of the All India Muslim League, after talks at the Viceroy's House, New Delhi(9th April 1947). (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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16th September 1947, a tank manned by Indian troops patrolling the streets of New Delhi during a lull in the communal riots there. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

16th September 1947, a tank manned by Indian troops patrolling the streets of New Delhi during a lull in the communal riots there. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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21st August 1947, crowds at New Delhi watching a motorcade on Independence Day. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

21st August 1947, crowds at New Delhi watching a motorcade on Independence Day. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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28th March 1947, the scene during the historical swearing-in ceremony of Viscount Mountbatten as Viceroy and Governor General of India, in the Durbar Hall of the Viceroy's House in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

28th March 1947, the scene during the historical swearing-in ceremony of Viscount Mountbatten as Viceroy and Governor General of India, in the Durbar Hall of the Viceroy's House in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1930, Shah Jehan's solid iron pillar, nearly 24 feet high and erected in 1052 in the grounds of Qutub Minar by the Rajput Chief Anang Pal who it is believed brought it to Delhi from Bihan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Delhi 1930, Shah Jehan's solid iron pillar, nearly 24 feet high and erected in 1052 in the grounds of Qutub Minar by the Rajput Chief Anang Pal who it is believed brought it to Delhi from Bihan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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1902, the state entry of the Viceroy and Lady Curzon and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, to the Jama Masjid, at the durbar held in Delhi to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1902, the state entry of the Viceroy and Lady Curzon and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, to the Jama Masjid, at the durbar held in Delhi to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Striking taxi drivers paralyse city traffic in Kingsway, Delhi. Amongst the Delhi State Taxi Union's demands is permission for the drivers to wear any type of clothing. Most of the cars are Fiats or Morrises. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Striking taxi drivers paralyse city traffic in Kingsway, Delhi. Amongst the Delhi State Taxi Union's demands is permission for the drivers to wear any type of clothing. Most of the cars are Fiats or Morrises. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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The procession to the Red Fort during the great Delhi Durbar to celebrate the accession of King George V. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

The procession to the Red Fort during the great Delhi Durbar to celebrate the accession of King George V. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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Indira Gandhi with two peasant women and their children in the garden of her father's residence in Delhi, 1960. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indira Gandhi with two peasant women and their children in the garden of her father's residence in Delhi, 1960. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The Lal Quila or Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna, in Delhi, around 1900. The fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan between 1638 and 1648. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Lal Quila or Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna, in Delhi, around 1900. The fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan between 1638 and 1648. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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26th February 1968, Rajiv Gandhi, the eldest son of Indira Gandhi, with his fiancee Sonia Maino, in Palam Airport, New Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister in 1984 and was assassinated seven years later. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

26th February 1968, Rajiv Gandhi, the eldest son of Indira Gandhi, with his fiancee Sonia Maino, in Palam Airport, New Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister in 1984 and was assassinated seven years later. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1950, a man buying fruit from a street stall in front of an advertising hoarding promoting several films in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

Delhi 1950, a man buying fruit from a street stall in front of an advertising hoarding promoting several films in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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17th June 1976, an expansive roadside hoarding in New Delhi featuring Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984) and detailing her 20-point economic programme. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

17th June 1976, an expansive roadside hoarding in New Delhi featuring Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984) and detailing her 20-point economic programme. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Delhi 1930, an aerial view of the Government buildings of New Delhi showing expanses of open space and gardens surrounding the buildings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Delhi 1930, an aerial view of the Government buildings of New Delhi showing expanses of open space and gardens surrounding the buildings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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20th October 1952, Indian batsman Vijay Hazare is bowled by Pakistan's Amir Eliah during the Test Match in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

20th October 1952, Indian batsman Vijay Hazare is bowled by Pakistan's Amir Eliah during the Test Match in New Delhi. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Delhi in the 1980s, students and young men from all over India march towards Parliament, New Delhi demanding education and jobs for all. The rally was organised by 'All India Youth and Students Action Committee'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Delhi in the 1980s, students and young men from all over India march towards Parliament, New Delhi demanding education and jobs for all. The rally was organised by 'All India Youth and Students Action Committee'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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After their capture of Delhi the Indian mutineers lost the city to British forces who extracted swift reprisals by hanging the leaders. Two of them are hanging from a gallows. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

After their capture of Delhi the Indian mutineers lost the city to British forces who extracted swift reprisals by hanging the leaders. Two of them are hanging from a gallows. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

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A bridge of boats across the Yamuna River, as viewed from Delhi, circa 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A bridge of boats across the Yamuna River, as viewed from Delhi, circa 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian Emperor Shah Jahan (1592 - 1666) with his wife Mumtaz Mahal, from a double Delhi miniature on ivory. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian Emperor Shah Jahan (1592 - 1666) with his wife Mumtaz Mahal, from a double Delhi miniature on ivory. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Delhi with an encircling wall seen from the surrounding countryside. In the foreground an elephant with howdah and passengers. Original Artwork: Artist - J Ramage. Engraved by Edward Paxman Brandard (1819 - 1898) (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Delhi with an encircling wall seen from the surrounding countryside. In the foreground an elephant with howdah and passengers. Original Artwork: Artist - J Ramage. Engraved by Edward Paxman Brandard (1819 - 1898) (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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