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India celebrates the career of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket-crazy country watches the 'Little Master' bring the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career

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Indian school children display posters of Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar as they gather to honor him in Chennai, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Tendulkar plays his world-record 200th and last test Thursday.

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A staff member stands on top of a parked school buses after taping posters of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as students gather to honour him in Chennai, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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A fan of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar writes a message on a banner at an event to honour him in Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov.14, 2013.

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Indian school children wave Indian flags and display placards of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as they gather to honour him in Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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An Indian woman holds a placard of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as she arrives to watch Tendulkar's last test match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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Supporters wearing T-shirts with pictures of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar stand in a queue to watch his last test match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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Cricket fans shout slogans as they queue before a match outside a stadium in Mumbai November 14, 2013. Cricket-crazy India will have a lump in the throat as its favourite son, Sachin Tendulkar, walks out for one last time this week to play the game he has dominated for nearly a quarter of a century.

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Cricket fans holding an Indian national flag shout slogans in front of a billboard of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar outside a stadium in Mumbai November 14, 2013.

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A cricket fan holds a medal with a portrait of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar while posing for photographers outside a stadium in Mumbai November 14, 2013.

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Cricket fans pose with posters of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as they queue before a match outside a stadium in Mumbai November 14, 2013.

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A supporter holds a placard with a photograph of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, as he stands in a queue to watch Tendulkar's last test match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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A fan of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar writes a message on Tendulkar's poster displayed during an event organized by a non-governmental organization for the blind in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

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People walk past a sand sculpture of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha November 13, 2013.

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Indian students stand near giant banners showing Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar, right, and the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru put up on a wall of their school in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

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