07/17/07

News 7 at Noon




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CAPTION: Quake Aftermath

The earthquake was just the
beginning-- new problems keep surfacing
at a Japanese nuclear power plant.
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HEADLINE #2 HEADLINE #2



CAPTION: More Threats?

We're learning more today about why the

federal government thinks Al-Qaeda is
posing more of a threat to America.
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HEADLINE #3 HEADLINE #3



CAPTION: More Storms

The muggy weather continues with a
chance of thunderstorms. Some maybe on
the strong side...I'll track it on
Titan.
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GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.



<< *CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon A chilling terror assessment by the


national intelligence estimate has

officially been released.

It warns that al Qaida in Iraq could
soon be a problem on American soil.


Susan Roberts has more now from
Washington.

ENG#=1 (SOT FULL)



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INQ=The terror threat is here


*CG standup Susan Roberts
Reporting
*CG 2line Ali Jan Mohammed Aurakzai
Pakistani General

RUNS= (END SOT)



OQ=Roberts, News 7. <<



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(PKG)

The terror threat is here - in the
mountainous region along the

Afghan-Pakistan border.. AND it is also
here - in IRAQ.



A new report from 16 government spy
agencies.. known as the National

Intelligence Estimate..



(GFX)

says the U-S will face a "persistent
and evolving" terrorist threat in the

next three years.

Al Qaida is stepping up its efforts to
strike within the U-S.

And there are increasing signs that

Pakistan has once again become a safe

haven for al Qaida fighters to use as a
base of operations.



(NAT-)

Top intelligence analysts see the
terror network using the resources of
al

Qaida in Iraq to hit the US homeland.



sot Fran Townsend/Homeland Security


Advisor

"we are facing a persisent ... Driven
and intent on att... Capabilities "



Susan Roberts/Washington DC/BRIDGE:

while the administration points to al
Qaeda in Iraq as a reason for

continuing the war there.. Democrats
charge that shifting the focus from the

war on terror in Afghanistan has only
made the terrorism problem grow.



Al qaeda's leader Osama bin Laden is
still believed to be hiding in these

mountains along the afghan border..
where the report says the network has

regenerated its ability to attack.




SOT: General Lt. General Ali Jan


Mohammed Aurakzai

Even after five years of operations
what has been achieved osama bin laden

is still there, al qaida is still
there, in fact it is spreading



While 9/11 spurred the international
community to work together to fight

terrorism.. senior intelligence
officials fear cooperation among
countries may

fade as the terrorists branch out.
Susan Roberts, News 7.



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GRAPHIC=Forest Fire A forest fire in Rockbridge


County has grown to nearly 400 acres,
though it's still not threatening any
homes or buildings.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Rockbridge Co.
Last Week The fire in the James

River Face Wilderness was spotted more
than a week ago.

Since it was started by
lightning, fire crews intend to let it
burn itself out within established
control lines.

Trails in the area and a
forest service road are closed for the
time being.

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GRAPHIC= Cleanup efforts are underway in


northern Japan following yesterday's
devastating earthquake.

Rain and possible mudslides are a
concern.

And problems at the world's biggest
nuclear plant have officials rushing
to reassure the public that all is
well.

Lucy Craft reports from Tokyo.

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INQ=One day after a powerful




*CG locator Kashiwazaki City, Japan


*CG standup Lucy Craft
Reporting

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OQ=Craft, CBS News, Tokyo.



(END SOT) (Locator: Kashiwazaki City, Japan)





(natz)




One day after a powerful earthquake
rocked northern Japanpeople lined up
for

drinking water in the rainwhile search
teams continue looking for survivors

and possible victims beneath the
rubble.





(more natz)



Hundreds of buildings in Kashiwazki
City were leveled by the quake that

measured ay 6.6 on the Richter scaleand
some 13,000 people are now in shelters

waiting for power and water to be
restored.



(natz nuclear plant)



there are still concerns at the world
largest nuclear power plant where 50

cases of malfunctions...including minor
fires, broken pipes and leakshave been

discovered following the quake.



about 300 gallons of contaminated water
leaked into the Sea of Japan on Monday


and now a possible 2nd leak is being
investigated. Barrels containing low

level nuclear waster tipped over
Monday, but company officials insist
there

has been no damage to the surrounding
environment or human health from any of

the problems at the plant.



(natz cleanup)



Tuesday s rain triggered at least one
landslide and there are fears more will

follow. Flooding is also a
possibilitynot exactly what people here
need after

a devastating earthquake left many
homeless.

Lucy Craft, CBS News, Tokyo. >>
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GRAPHIC=None The search is on for a Roanoke man


who went for a motorcycle ride over the
weekend and hasn't been seen since.
TAKE EVANS FS TAKE FS GFX

51-year-old Rick Evans typically
likes to ride in the Mill Mountain and

Hollins Road areas.

He hopped on his Harley Sunday
evening and disappeared.

Family members worry he may have
crashed unnoticed.
TAKE ROANOKE POLICE FS NEXT GFX

If you have any information on Rick
Evans' whereabouts, you are asked to
call Roanoke Police at 540-853-5959


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HARD MUSIC UNDER Coming up next, we'll see if investors
on Wall Street can push the DOW above
the 14 thousand mark.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease Zero Visibility

If you think the summer weather is
creating problems in our part of the
country, we'll see how folks out west
are dealing with a massive sandstorm.
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ANCHOR ON CAM It's a banner day on Wall Street.
GRAPHIC=Stock Market Less than three months after



ENG#=1 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT




*CG 2linel Video From:
NYSE cracking the 13- thousand barrier,
the Dow Jones industrial average has
swept past the 14- thousand mark for
the first time.

The advance comes on a relatively
mild inflation report, and

better- than- expected profit reports
from Coca-Cola and Merrill

Lynch.

Whether the closely- watched index

can close above 14-thousand today is a
matter of debate, after it quickly
retreated from the milestone.

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GRAPHIC=Hold Stock market Just before the hour, the DOW was UP


42 points to put it at 13-thousand 993. *CG noonstox U
42 The NASDAQ has gained nine points.
U
9
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GRAPHIC=APCO POWER RATES For many residents, paying their


utilities is already a struggle.

Now, Appalachian Power is asking
customers to dig even deeper in their
wallets.


ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Yesterday, APCO filed three new


requests to charge customers more
money.

In May the state slashed a requested

base-rate increase from 25.4 percent to
3.1 percent.

As Justin McLeod discovered, the
latest proposal could cost you anywhere
between six to eleven dollars more a
month.

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INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke
:00




*CG 2line Temeka Robertson
Appalachian Power Customer
:09


*CG 2line John Shepelwich
Appalachian Power Spokesperson
1:12


*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com
1:30

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OQ=jm, news 7 <<((NAT SOUND OF 23:59 "AND I'VE HAVE A


TERMINATION NOTICE OF $197.82))

Temeka Robertson is already having
trouble paying her electric bill. She
fears it's about to get worse.

SOT FULL 19:38 SOT FULL



INQ=Oh yeah you're TEMEKA ROBERTSON: OH YEAH. YOU'RE


GOING TO FEEL THE PAIN, WHATEVER IT IS.
YOU ADD IN FOOD, CLOTHING, AND YOU
HAVE TWO KIDS LIKE ME, AND DOING IT BY
MYSELF, IT'S TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS.

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OQ=totally outraegous Outrageous, according to Temeka


because Appalachian Power recently
hiked bills by more than 25-percent.

SOT FULL 18:30 SOT FULL



INQ=Oh it was totally TEMEKA ROBERTSON: OH IT WAS TOTALLY


BAD. IT WAS AT THE POINT WHERE I FELT
LIKE ITS EITHER GOING TO BE MY RENT OR
LIGHTS.

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OQ=rent or lights Granted, the state eventually reduced


that increase substantially and
customers are being credited, but that
doesn't make it any easier for those
who are seeing one rate increase after
another.

SOT FULL 3:14 SOT FULL



INQ=I guess the obvious JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: I GUESS THE



OBVIOUS QUESTION IS IT YOU GOT THE FULL
25-PERCENT INCREASE WOULD YOU BE HERE
TODAY ASKING FOR THESE INCREASES?

JOHN SHEPELWICH/APPLACHIAN POWER:
PROBABLY.

RUNS09 (END SOT)



OQ=probably Appalachian Power says the latest


proposed increases relate directly to
the cost of fuel and environmental
projects.

If approved, the first increase would
go into affect in September and would
raise bills by about 4.7 percent.

The second increase would go into
affect in December, increasing bills by
3.5 percent.

SOT FULL 4:11 SOT FULL



INQ=No one likes JOHN SHEPELWICH: NO ONE LIKES TO SPEND


MORE. NO ONE LIKES TO PRICE TO GO UP
BUT WE ALSO INDEED ARE ONE OF THE
LOWEST PRICED UTILITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

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OQ=IN THE COUNTRY That may be true but try telling to


that to someone who is on a fixed
income.

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INQ=We're just going TEMEKA ROBERTSON: WE'RE JUST GOING TO


BE SITTING HERE, IT'S GOING TO BE
LIGHTS AND CANDLES OR JUST NO LIGHTS

AND A CANDLE BURNING YOU KNOW.

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OQ=burning you know





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INQ= JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: KEEP IN MIND


THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION HAS TO
FIRST APPROVE ANY OF THESE PROPOSED
RATE HIKES. ALSO, APPALACHIAN POWER
WANTS TO RAISE RATES AGAIN IN 2009, TO
HELP PAY FOR A NEW PLANT. THAT HIKE
WOULD BE ABOUT 12-PERCENT, BUT OVER A
THREE YEAR PERIOD. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS
7.

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OQ=JM, NEWS 7


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GRAPHIC=none A Virginia college student is


starting a movement to allow guns on
college campuses.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Fairfax
Last Month Virginia law allows colleges and :08!!!!!! universities to prohibit students and

employees from carrying concealed guns
on campus.

After watching the tragedy at
Virginia Tech unfold, Andrew Dysart
(Dye- sart), a junior at George Mason
University, started wondering how he'd
defend himself on HIS campus.

The 25- year- old founded
Students for Concealed Carry... a group
that's now 55- members strong.

Many students carry concealed
weapons every day without incident and
Dysart doesn't believe they should be
forced to disarm at school.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
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INQ=I'm not doing this as a...




*CG 2line Andrew Dysart
Students for Concealed Carry Founder 45:17 ANDREW DYSART/STUDENTS FOR
CONCEALED CARRY FOUNDER: I'M NOT DOING
THIS AS A POLITICAL STUNT AS MANY HAVE
SUGGESTED. THIS IS SOMETHING I TRULY
BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY
TO DEFEND OURSELVES ON CAMPUS.

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OQ=to defend ourselves on campus.





VO-NAT VO-NAT




Dysart says he's heard from
students on other campuses, including
Virginia Tech, who are interested in
starting their own groups.

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ANCHOR ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None We're accustomed to thunderstorms


this time of year.

But look at what drivers in
Phoenix are dealing with...

ENG#=2 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT




*CG locator Phoenix, AZ

Late yesterday, strong winds from
thunderstorms kicked up a massive wall
of dust and sand that rolled across the
Phoenix valley.

Drivers on nearby highways were
forced to slow down.

Some reports say visibility was

reduced to only around 30- feet, but
there's no word of any storm- related
accidents.

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< Forecast Center, I'm meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner



Scattered strong to severe storms are

possible again today which will be an
everyday occurrence this week, as the
air remains warm and humid. Some of the
storms may produce heavy downpours,
along with strong winds, hail and
dangerous lightning. Storms should
diminish during the evening hours. We
could see pockets of dense fog in the
areas that received rain during the
previous night. Highs are forecast
well into the 80s and lower 90s for
most of the work week. A cooler pattern
is expected by the weekend. Weather
details are always available on-line at
wdbj7.com



Scattered strong to severe storms are
possible again today which will be an
everyday occurrence this week, as the
air remains warm and humid. Some of the
storms may produce heavy downpours,
along with strong winds, hail and
dangerous lightning. Storms should
diminish during the evening hours. We
could see pockets of dense fog in the
areas that received rain during the
previous night. Highs are forecast
well into the 80s and lower 90s for
most of the work week. A cooler pattern

is expected by the weekend. Weather
details are always available on-line at
wdbj7.com>>


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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM
SOFT MUSIC UNDER Coming up next on the newscast,
lawmakers think things could be looking
up in Roanoke.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease No Books for You

Plus as Harry Potter magically appears
across the globe, there is one place
you will not find him. We'll explain
after the break.
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GRAPHIC=Harry Potter Harry Potter mania will soon be as


close as your mailbox--

Commemorative Potter stamps are
being issued today in Britain, just
before the much- anticipated release of
the series' final book this weekend.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The Royal Mail is issuing seven


first-class stamps that feature the
sleeve artwork from the editions of
each of the seven Potter books.

ENG#=2 (SOT FULL)
SOT FULL



INQ=There's basically two




*CG 2line Alex Batchelor
Marketing Director for Royal Mail Alex Batchelor/Marketing Director for
Royal Mail: There's basically two sets.

There's a set which focuses on the
actual covers of the books which are in
the stamps. Also the set that has some
heat resistant ink that will reveal
exciting secrets if you touch them.

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OQ=if you touch them.





VO-NAT (VO-NAT)

*CG locator London, U.K.

Meanwhile, not all is magical with
the release of 'Harry Potter And The
Deathly Hallows.'

The publisher has cancelled an order
to supply 500-thousand copies to Asda
supermarkets, because the chain owes it
money.

But Asda claimed the publisher was
unhappy that it had criticized the
book's 37- dollar price tag .

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GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council They don't have the money to make


it happen any time soon.

BUT members of Roanoke city
council say they want to know what it
would take to rebuild the Mill Mountain
Incline.

And yesterday - as Joe Dashiell
reports - they asked city staff to dig
a little deeper.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=Early in the last century




*CG 2line Nelson Harris
Roanoke Mayor
:19


*CG 2line Gwen Mason
Roanoke City Council
:34
*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com
:53
*CG 2line Bev Fitzpatrick
Roanoke City Council
1:02










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OQ=Joe D. News 7 Roanoke < (END SOT) wasn't the Star but the incline that


was the most prominent feature of Mill
Mountain.

Built in 1910, the incline
operated until 1929, when the rising
popularity of the automobile and
construction of a new road sealed its
fate...

Now, some on city council want to
take another look...

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INQ= 47:15 I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE


SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXPLORE. 20

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OQ= City staff laid out a variety of


options... an incline railway similar
to the original... an incline elevator
with a smaller footprint and reduced
capacity... and an aerial tramway.

Council member Gwen Mason
described her support as "tepid."

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= I AM AS YOU KNOW PARTICULARLY


INTERESTTED IN THE CONSERVATION PART OF
THE MOUTNAIN AND SO I DON;T WANT TO

COMMIT TO EMBRACING THIS BUT SO
ENTHUSIASTICALLY 44:01, BUT CERTINALY
APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK, AND I'M
WILLING TO LISTEN ANOTHER ROUND I
SUPPOSE. 00:44:07

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OQ= But Bev Fitzpatrick argued that a


tram could have environmental benefits,
bringing visitors to the top of the
mountain without their automobiles.

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INQ= IT'S NOT SOMETHING NEW TO THE MOUNTIAN


AND I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE PARTICULAR
CARE TO TRY TO DO IT IN A WAY, IF WE
FIND A WAY TO DO IT MONETARILY THAT IT
DOES NOT CREATE AS MUCH OF A SCAR AS
STRAIGHT DOWN THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
AS IT COULD.

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OQ= Construction at Carilion Roanoke


Memorial has made it impossible to
follow the original route all the way
to the base of the mountain.

But city engineers have come up
with three alternatives they say could
work.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke>>
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER Blink and you may miss it...

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease MAHAL OF FAME

Up next, we'll tell you about a
"moving" new landmark that's making its
way through London.
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ANCHOR=Kim ANCHOR=Kim



GRAPHIC=Soccer There's a chance David Beckham's


first game with the Los Angeles Galaxy
could be pushed back, because of a
lingering ankle injury.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Carson, CA

He's scheduled to make his debut
on Saturday in an exhibition game
against Chelsea.

But he was limited to some
stretching and kicking drills yesterday
due to the injury.

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GRAPHIC=VT The Virginia Tech Men's


basketball team returned to the N-C-A-A
Tournament this past season.

Many say that the team's success
was due greatly to the efforts of the
senior backcourt of Zabian Dowdell and
Jamon Gordon.

The two players are currently
trying to make it in the N-B-A.

Their teammate, Nigel Munson,
evidently did not want to follow in
their footsteps.

There have been rumors all summer
that Munson wanted to transfer, and
that now appears to be happening.

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*CG locator Blacksburg
2006-07 Season The Washington Post is reporting
that Munson will transfer from Virginia
Tech after only one season.

The Paper says Munson, who went
to Dematha High School in the
Washington D.C. area, has been released
from his Scholarship by the school.

Munson played in 32 games last
season for the Hokies, averaging 11
minutes and 3 points per game.

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GRAPHIC=COMMONWEALTH GAMES The official opening ceremonies


of the Coventry Commonwealth Games of
Virginia is this Friday.

While this weekend will hold the
bulk of the competition, the games have
actually been going on all over the
State of Virginia for a number of
weeks.

Mike Stevens says the latest
edition is proof positive that the

Games are still going strong in 2007.

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*CG locator Commonwealth Games
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*CG 2line Pete Lampman
Virginia Amateur Sports President
:29
*CG locator Salem
Last Friday
:59
*CG reporter Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com
1:50

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OQ=...NEWS 7 SPORTS." << This week marks the 18th straight
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effect the State's Olympic games.

In those nearly two decades - 143
thousand athletes have made the trek to
the Roanoke Valley.

It is a unique weekend of
competition to be sure and one that has
managed to sustain some staying power
over the years.

PETE LAMPMAN

Localities in the valley help the

games with staffing, funding and
facilities.

Already nearly 3000 athletes have
competed in games this year in
everything from all-star baseball to
Black Powder shooting.

58 sports in all will make up
this year's Coventry Commonwealth Games
and Lampman suggests fans take in
something a little different this year.

PETE LAMPMAN

The opening ceremonies will take
place Friday night at eight with guest
speaker - Rebecca Lobo - the former
WNBA star and olympic gold medalist.
Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.

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GRAPHIC=None And finally today--



London tourists may think they've
skipped over a continent...

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*CG locator London, U.K.

The city gained an extra landmark

today, as a model Taj Mahal sailed up
the River Thames.

The launch of the floating monument
marks the start of the India Now
festival, a three month season of
events celebrating London's
relationship with India.

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