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In this picture taken on July 12 an Indian employee looks at old... News PhotoAllahabad,Finance,Horizontal,India,Internet,Looking,Occupation,Office,Store,Technology,Telegraph Machine,Typewriter,Vertical,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIn this picture taken on July 12, 2013, an Indian employee looks at old typewriters laying in a store room at the Targhar telegraph office in Allahabad. Thousands of Indians crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages to friends and family in a last-minute rush before the service shuts down. July 14, 2013, is the last day that messages will be accepted by the 162-year-old service, the last major commercial telegram operation. 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/ SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)