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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India

Chandni Chowk originally meaning moonlit square or market, is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi,India.

Chandni Chowk is the major street in the walled city of Old Delhi, which was originally calledShahjahanabad. The walled city, which includes the Lal Qila or Red Fort of Delhi, was established in 1650 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was designed by his daughter Jahanara Begum Sahib, who also made significant contributions in the landscaping of her father's new capital.

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