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Taj Mahal

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A wonder in marble

March 13th 2006
I'd been told that it was possible to get a good free view of the Taj from a path running behind the complex and next to the river. This turned out to be the case but there was something of a rubbish dump feel about the path which explained why there weren't many other people there. Again, the air was rather hazy and so the risen sun was merely a ball of redness rather than anything more expansi ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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