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Colaba still reverberates with 26/11 memories

Last updated on: November 26, 2010 17:49 IST

Two years on, Colaba still reverberates with 26/11 memories

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On the second anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, Vaihayasi Pande Daniel takes a look at the activity around the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, one of the prominent sites of the horrific terror strikes.

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Image: Visitors observe the Gateway of India behind security barricades, adjacent to the Taj Mahal Hotel, at Colaba on Friday
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel
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Brajesh Attre and his wife pose in front of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel on Friday. They have come to Mumbai from Khargond, Madhya Pradesh

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This visitor from Rajasthan speaks to a policeman at the barricades near the iconic Taj hotel. Much of the Gateway was shut off for a function to be held on Friday evening

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Almost like a Sunday, the Gateway of India was crowded with visitors on Friday, foreigners as well as tourists from other parts of the country

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A small memorial honouring the martyrs of 26/11 was set up opposite the Taj. The hotel was barricaded on Friday and entry was only permitted from the rear. The streets around the front of the hotel were also sealed off for rs

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The march for peace, led by the father of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was slain while combating the terrorists during 26/11, is set to end at the Gateway on Friday afternoon, and a stage and television screens were set up for the function.

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These youngsters have come from all over India, as well as Afghanistan (like Shoib in the centre in a blue vest) and Fiji to Mumbai for a seven-day training camp on Peace and Conflict being held at Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb, and organised by the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism

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