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70 years of freedom: India gets ready to celebrate Independence Day

  • Schoolchildren create a formation during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.
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    Schoolchildren create a formation during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.

  • Students carry Tricolours on the eve of 71st Independence Day, in Bhubaneswar on Monday.
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    Students carry Tricolours on the eve of 71st Independence Day, in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

  • Members of the fishermen community holding the Indian Tricolour atop boats at Lower Lake in Bhopal on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
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    Members of the fishermen community holding the Indian Tricolour atop boats at Lower Lake in Bhopal on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

  • Taj Mahal hotel building illuminated in Indian tricolor ahead of the Independence Day, in Mumbai on Sunday.
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    Taj Mahal hotel building illuminated in Indian tricolor ahead of the Independence Day, in Mumbai on Sunday.

  • A vendor selling national flags on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi.
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    A vendor selling national flags on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi.

  • A boy purchasing tri-colored items at a stall in Old Delhi on Sunday, ahead of Independence Day.
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    A boy purchasing tri-colored items at a stall in Old Delhi on Sunday, ahead of Independence Day.

  • A vendor selling national flags on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi.
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    A vendor selling national flags on Sunday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi.

  • Women selecting tri-cloured bangles at a shop in Old Delhi on Sunday, ahead of Independence Day.
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    Women selecting tri-cloured bangles at a shop in Old Delhi on Sunday, ahead of Independence Day.

  • Women and school children carrying the national flag ahead of the Independence Day in Hyderabad on Saturday.
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    Women and school children carrying the national flag ahead of the Independence Day in Hyderabad on Saturday.

  • Youngsters wave the national flag ahead of India's Independence Day, in Jammu on Saturday.
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    Youngsters wave the national flag ahead of India's Independence Day, in Jammu on Saturday.

  • UP Assembly being decorated ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in Lucknow on Friday.
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    UP Assembly being decorated ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in Lucknow on Friday.

  • Students at a madarsa preparing for the Independence Day celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday.
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    Students at a madarsa preparing for the Independence Day celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday.

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