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India prepares to celebrate Independence Day

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Students sit next to portraits after painting 65 images of Indian freedom fighters as part of India's Independence Day celebrations at the Velammal Vidyalaya high school in the southern Indian city of Chennai Aug. 13. Sixty-five students gathered on Saturday to make a 6,500 square foot painting with dry paints, the school said. India commemorates its 65th Independence Day on Aug. 15.