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An Indian employee types in a pending telegram message, which was... News PhotoComputer Keyboard,Finance,High Angle View,Horizontal,India,Internet,Message,Mumbai,Occupation,Technology,Telecommunications Equipment,Telegram,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Indian employee types in a pending telegram message, which was booked on July 14, at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai on July 15, 2013. After 162 years of connecting people, India disbanded the world's last major telegram service and its legions of cycle-borne delivery workers - July 14 was the last day that messages were accepted by the service. In the days before mobile phones and the Internet, the telegram network was the main form of long-distance communication, with 20 million messages dispatched from India during the subcontinent's bloody partition in 1947. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)