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Hall of Public Audience at Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
Photograph Contributed by Mr Benjamin Collier
Man With his Elephant - India 1900's
Northern Indian Man with Back Pack- 1900's
Indian Upper Class Residence - 1860s
Selling Grains in a Indian Bazaar - Lucknow 1880s
Massacre Ghat Cawnpore (Kanpur) - India 1880s
Public Well - Bijapur India early 1900s
Sinhalese young man - Sri Lanka 1880s
Benares Ghats - India 1890s
Bishop George S. Trundale of India and his wife, in her native costume of the high cast Brahmin, who have come to Los Angeles on a mission for the poor of their country - 1927
Calcutta (Kolkata) High Court - India 1890s
Kandian Chief - Sri Lanka 1880s
1936 Berlin Olympic Indian Hockey Team
The 1936 Summer Olympics was the fifth Field Hockey tournament at Olympics. All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2. Both hockey grounds were near by the Olympic Stadium located on the Reichssportfeld. The competition was held from Tuesday, August 4, 1936 to Saturday, August 15, 1936. Indian team scored 38 goals but only 1 goal was scored against them. India were the Gold medalists.India won the semi final by 10-0 against France and final by 8-1 against Germany. (Wikipedia)
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With a beach, pool and round-the-clock childcare, it has everything a pampered penguin could want.
And judging by all the exciting splashing and diving yesterday, the inhabitants are delighted to be in their new home.
London Zoo yesterday unveiled England's largest penguin pool, a spectacular enclosure that will one day house a 200-strong breeding colony.
Everything's going swimmingly! A penguin takes a dip in London Zoo's new pool
Window on wildlife: One-year-old zoo visitor Macu Rorke watches the penguins through one of the underwater viewing areas
Splash: London Zoo's new pool is the biggest penguin pool in England
Goodbye: The old pool built in 1934 by Berthold Lubetkin will remain at the zoo
Up close: Mia Shengaris, seven, greets the penguins in their new environment
A hand-rearing unit, with its own paddling pool for baby penguins to get used to water, is already home to two four-week-old chicks.
The pool has underwater viewing areas so visitors can see the flightless birds in their element, and landscaping which mimics the penguins' southern hemisphere habitats.
For example, wild macaronis live in Antarctica where the ground is too hard for them to make proper nests piles of pebbles. Penguin Beach contains a stretch of rocky shore that allows the macaronis to do the same.
The Zoological Society of London's penguin expert Tom Hart said of Penguin Beach: 'It's much bigger and deeper. Ones that like the beach or rocky shores have got their habitats. They look really happy.'
Me first! The penguins chill out at their new pool
Life's a beach: Evelyn Guyett, left, and Rowena Fisher relax on the zoo's new beach with penguin Ricky
Dive: The new pool is three times deeper than the penguins' last home
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