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Amar Jawan Jyoti - Tomb of the Immortal Soldier, India Gate, New Delhi

Following India's victory over Pakistan in 1971 in the war that led to the creation of Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, ordered the construction of 'Amar Jawan Jyoti under India Gate,as a tribute to the soldiers who had died in the war. This black marble structure has four fires perpetually lit at its four corners. The rifle atop the structure is capped by an army helmet, used during World War II.

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Taken on August 19, 2013