Across India, people are marking the 64th anniversary of independence from British rule. Here are a few pictures that caught my eye.
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Schoolchildren enact a scene from India's freedom struggle during celebrations marking the country's Independence Day at the Manek Shaw Parade Grounds in Bangalore on August 15.
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A schoolgirl dressed in Yakshagana costume holds India's tri-colour flag during celebrations at Manekshaw parade ground in Bangalore on August 15.
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Assamese girls perform Bihu, a traditional folk dance, during celebrations in Gauhati, Assam, on August 15.
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Supporters of India's ruling Congress party wait in the rain to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was to depart a function for Independence Day at the party's headquarters in New Delhi on August 15.