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The rescued statue

Luís de Camões, the Portuguese national poet, spent quite a bit of his life in Goa. After 1961, nationalist campaigners sought to dynamite his statue at Old Goa, and it had to be shifted to a museum.

As Goa turns 50, a Goan looks back

On the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation from Portuguese rule, a Goan looks back at the relics of its colorful and troubled history. Photographer Frederick Noronha is into journalism, book publishing, photography, and cyberspace. He has a collection of 40,000 copylefted and sharable photos online at http://photosfromgoa.notlong.com and dreams of building an archive of old Goa photos.