Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang scatters rose petals ...
Oct 12th, 2011
(Reuters) - Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial as his wife Mai Thi Hanh (L) watches at Rajghat in New Delhi October 12, 2011. Sang is on a three-day state visit to India. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS) -
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