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Seated in arm chairs and sharing a joke, are Mahatma Gandhi, wearing a white sari and sandals, and Lord Mountbatten wearing a suit and tie.

Mahatma Gandhi shares a moment of levity with Lord Mountbatten two weeks before Britain returns independence to India. New Delhi, India. August 1st, 1947.