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Celebrating India's independence day, across the country

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Schoolchildren wearing Indian flag color dresses sit in front of the 17th century Red Fort during a gathering to mark 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 15.

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Indian army soldiers demonstrate a martial art technique on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Bangalore, India, on Aug. 15.

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An Indian woman cadet from National Cadet Corps gestures towards her colleague on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Srinagar, India, on Aug. 15.

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Members of police wait with their trumpets to perform as a school girl sits on steps during a gathering on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Bangalore, India, on Aug. 15.

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Jammu and Kashmir policemen march on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Jammu, India, on Aug. 15.

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