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<p>An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>The inside view of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

The inside view of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The inside view of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>An inside view of the 'Dolphin suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An inside view of the 'Dolphin suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An inside view of the 'Dolphin suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An inside view of the 'Exclusive suite' of the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees of the Taj Palace Hotel walk inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee of the Taj Palace Hotel works inside the heritage wing of the hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A security guard stands inside the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A security guard stands inside the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A security guard stands inside the heritage wing of the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Guests are seen at poolside in Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files</p>

Guests are seen at poolside in Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Guests are seen at poolside in Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

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<p>The dome of Taj Mahal hotel is fully lit for the first time since the Mumbai attacks December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files</p>

The dome of Taj Mahal hotel is fully lit for the first time since the Mumbai attacks December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

The dome of Taj Mahal hotel is fully lit for the first time since the Mumbai attacks December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

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<p>A view from a damaged room of Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks, is seen in this undated handout photo released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files</p>

A view from a damaged room of Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks, is seen in this undated handout photo released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

A view from a damaged room of Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks, is seen in this undated handout photo released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

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<p>A frame grab from CCTV footage, released December 7, 2008, taken inside the Taj Mahal Hotel shows security personnel walking along the corridor of the hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. REUTERS/via REUTERS TV/Files</p>

A frame grab from CCTV footage, released December 7, 2008, taken inside the Taj Mahal Hotel shows security personnel walking along the corridor of the hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. REUTERS/via REUTERS TV/Files

A frame grab from CCTV footage, released December 7, 2008, taken inside the Taj Mahal Hotel shows security personnel walking along the corridor of the hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. REUTERS/via REUTERS TV/Files

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<p>A damaged area inside the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files</p>

A damaged area inside the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

A damaged area inside the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

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<p>The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Mediapersons run for cover during a gun battle at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files</p>

Mediapersons run for cover during a gun battle at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

Mediapersons run for cover during a gun battle at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

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<p>Firefighters douse a blaze at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files</p>

Firefighters douse a blaze at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

Firefighters douse a blaze at Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

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<p>The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

The Taj Mahal hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>The domes of the Taj Mahal hotel are seen in front of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

The domes of the Taj Mahal hotel are seen in front of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

The domes of the Taj Mahal hotel are seen in front of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>A man plays the piano at the lobby of Taj Mahal hotel after its tower section reopened in Mumbai December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

A man plays the piano at the lobby of Taj Mahal hotel after its tower section reopened in Mumbai December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

A man plays the piano at the lobby of Taj Mahal hotel after its tower section reopened in Mumbai December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files</p>

Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

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<p>Photographers run past burning Taj Mahal Hotel during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Photographers run past burning Taj Mahal Hotel during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Photographers run past burning Taj Mahal Hotel during a gun battle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Journalists hold umbrellas in the rain as they watch a gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Journalists hold umbrellas in the rain as they watch a gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Journalists hold umbrellas in the rain as they watch a gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Commandos take position during an ongoing gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Commandos take position during an ongoing gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Commandos take position during an ongoing gun battle in Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Soldiers take position during a gun battle at the Taj Mahal hotel (seen in the background) in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files</p>

Soldiers take position during a gun battle at the Taj Mahal hotel (seen in the background) in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

Soldiers take position during a gun battle at the Taj Mahal hotel (seen in the background) in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files

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<p>Taj hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gunbattle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Taj hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gunbattle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Taj hotel is seen engulfed in smoke during a gunbattle in Mumbai November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>A damaged area of the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released in Mumbai December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files</p>

A damaged area of the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released in Mumbai December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

A damaged area of the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of militant attacks in Mumbai, is seen in this handout picture released in Mumbai December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mumbai Fire Brigade/Handout/Files

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<p>Police escort a stranded guest from Taj hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Police escort a stranded guest from Taj hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Police escort a stranded guest from Taj hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Taj Hotel General Manager Karambir Singh Kang is seen sitting in front of the hotel in Mumbai in this November 27, 2008 file photo. Kang lost his wife and children who lived on the hotel premises in the terrorist attack on the hotel. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Taj Hotel General Manager Karambir Singh Kang is seen sitting in front of the hotel in Mumbai in this November 27, 2008 file photo. Kang lost his wife and children who lived on the hotel premises in the terrorist attack on the hotel. REUTERS/Arko...more

Taj Hotel General Manager Karambir Singh Kang is seen sitting in front of the hotel in Mumbai in this November 27, 2008 file photo. Kang lost his wife and children who lived on the hotel premises in the terrorist attack on the hotel. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Firemen try to douse a fire at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Firemen try to douse a fire at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Firemen try to douse a fire at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>Jan Masiel, member of European Parliament for Poland and guest at the Taj Hotel (seen in the background) talks on phone after getting out of the hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

Jan Masiel, member of European Parliament for Poland and guest at the Taj Hotel (seen in the background) talks on phone after getting out of the hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Jan Masiel, member of European Parliament for Poland and guest at the Taj Hotel (seen in the background) talks on phone after getting out of the hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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<p>A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files</p>

A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

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