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UK's Cameron unveils statue of Indian independence leader Gandhi in Parliament Square

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi walk to shake hands beneath a new statue of Mahatma Gandhi by British sculptor Philip Jackson after it was unveiled in Parliament Square, London, Saturday, March 14, 2015. The bronze sculpture stands 9ft-high (2.75m) and will provide a focal point for commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Gandhi's death in 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 14, 2015 - 8:54 AM

LONDON - The legacy of Mohandas K. Gandhi is being celebrated with a prominent new statue of the Indian independence leader in Parliament Square in central London.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday unveiled the statue as sitar music played and Indian flags were waved.

Cameron said Gandhi's nonviolent tactics remain as potent today as when Gandhi used them.

He called Gandhi one of the most towering figures in the history of global politics.

The sculpture created by Philip Jackson was inspired by a 1931 photo of Gandhi at the prime minister's residence at No. 10 Downing St.

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