Travel special: On Mahatma Gandhi's world trail

The father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, spread his message of peace and non-violence, across the world. Tracing his footsteps and towering statues that are testimonial to his global legacy, the guide pays a tribute to the man on his 145th birth anniversary

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A red statue of Mahatma Gandhi working on a laptop by Indian artist Roy Debanjan displayed at the Art Dubai exhibition in the Gulf Emirate, 2008. Pic/AFP

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A placard placed by supporters of Thailand’s ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007

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It was in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, where Gandhi was thrown out of a train, one of the many incidences that helped build his thoughts against racial discrimination in the world. Called the Statue of Hope, this memorial stands in the same town where the incident occurred.

International Day of Non-ViolenceOctober 2 is also marked as International Day of Non-Violence in the Mahatma’s memory. A reflection of his statue seen in a puddle in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pics/AFP

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Close-up of a snow-covered statue of Mahatma Gandhi reading a book seen in Geneva, Switzerland, in winter last year

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Young adults dressed for the festival of Halloween pose in front of a statue of Gandhi in Washington DC, USA

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