The lotus, India's national flower, is a sacred flower symbolizing divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and enlightenment.
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Egypt, a country with a long tradition in textiles and home to modern-day companies such as Setcore Spinning SAE, recently hosted the ITMF annual summit.
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Two important textile machinery exhibitions, ITMA Asia and CITME, combine and move to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai for 2008.
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Bangalore Palace, built in Tudor style to resemble England's Windsor Castle, is located in the heart of Bangalore, India, host of India ITME 2008.
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The Royal Bengal Tiger is one of Bangladesh's national symbols.
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