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Aug 29, 2012

Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation in Calcutta (Kolkata) - 1955

 Cheng Chen To (C), head of Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation, visiting India

 Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation, visiting India, viewing exhibit, at the Academy of Fine Arts

 Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation, visiting India, viewing exhibit, at the Academy of Fine Arts

 Chinese dancers in costume performing during cultural program

 Girls from local Chinese school gathered in street holding floral tributes, awaiting arrival of Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation

 Indian spraying DDT, on carpet at railroad station prior to arrival of Chinese Comm. Cultural Delegation, crowds gathered to greet visitors

 Mayor of Calcutta, N. N. Mookerjee, in native dress, speaking into mike welcoming Cheng Chen To, head of Chinese Communist Cultural Delegation, seated beside him

 Scenes from Peking opera taken from Monkey King Epic, players ornately costumed, during cultural program

Scenes from Peking opera taken from Monkey King Epic, players ornately costumed, during cultural program

Photographer: James Burke
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