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Past Presidential Inaugurations

Interesting old photos…

Note: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln stands under cover at the center of Capitol steps during his inauguration in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1861. The scaffolding at upper right was used in construction of the Capitol dome. Image source: Denver Post

View more of the past presidential inaugurations photos here

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Showdown in Chennai?

From theStar: –

Malaysian Indian political leaders from both sides of the country’s political divide are heading to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu in India this week to attend a conference which is likely to be an explosive affair.

Malaysian Indian political leaders from the MIC, DAP and PKR are heading for the southern Indian city to attend the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, better known as the Indian Diaspora Conference, starting Wednesday at the Chennai Trade Centre.

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Mumbai Massacre: Stories of Heroes

(Taj under seize! Image source: Financial Times)

Read this and tell me you are not impressive with the kind of sacrifices that people do to protect others under their care:-

Prashant Mangeshikar could be dead, one of more than a hundred victims of militant attacks across Mumbai landmarks, if it had not been for an employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel.

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Pretty Busy in Sri Lanka

First read these reports:-

One from Malaysiakini:-

Hundreds of MIC Youth members, party supporters and NGO representatives were bussed in from all over the country for the protest.

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From Wikipedia:-

Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,974 people died in the attacks. Another 24 are missing and presumed dead. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different countries.

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