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Monday, September 27, 2004

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Taj Mahal birthday party begins

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Taj Mahal birthday party begins: "Taj Mahal birthday party begins
Celebrations to mark the 350th anniversary of India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, have begun in the northern city of Agra.
Festivites kicked off with the release of pigeons and balloons by the Yamuna river near the marble mausoleum.
Officials plan a series of anniversary events over the next six months.
The Taj Mahal, revered as a symbol of love, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. "

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