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Indians dress up as Gandhi to mark 143 years since his birth

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An Indian man and children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi wait for the start of a rally against violence to mark 143 years since the birth of Gandhi in Ahmadabad, India on Oct. 2.

School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi participate in the celebrations to mark the 143rd birthday of Gandhi, next to India's national flag in the southern Indian city of Chennai Oct. 2. Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the "Father of the Nation", was instrumental in India's struggle for independence from Britain and a devoted follower of non-violent protest and religious tolerance.

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Indian underprivileged school children offers flower petals to the statue of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on Oct. 2. Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is marked as the International Day for Non-Violence.

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee pays floral tributes to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on his birthday in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 2.

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Indian School children take a tour at Mahatma Gandhi park on the occasion of his birthday in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, Oct. 2.

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