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Indians march against corruption

Thousands of people holding placards and shouting slogans have protested in India's capital against what they called widespread corruption and poor governance.

At least 5,000 people marched through central New Delhi to show their anger over recent scandals that hit Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.

A telecommunications scandal cost the country billions of dollars and paralysed Parliament's four-week session in December.

India's image was also sullied by allegations of corruption, construction delays and cost overruns during last October's Commonwealth Games.

The march coincides with the anniversary of the death of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, who was known for his scrupulous honesty.

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