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In pictures: India marks 64 years of independence

August 16, 2011

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 - Indian schoolgirls wave Indian flags during a rehearsal for Independence Day parade celebrations at a school in Amritsar. India's Independence Day was celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule in 1???
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 - Indian schoolgirls wave Indian flags during a rehearsal for Independence Day parade celebrations at a school in Amritsar. India's Independence Day was celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule in 1???
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 - A policeman adjusts his colleague's headdress during a dress rehearsal ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi. India celebrated its Independence Day from British rule on August 15. (REUTERS/B Mat???
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 - A policeman adjusts his colleague's headdress during a dress rehearsal ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi. India celebrated its Independence Day from British rule on August 15. (REUTERS/B Mat???
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 - 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. Sixty-five students???
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 - 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. Sixty-five students???
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 - Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a miniature stadium model featuring 65 Indian national flags and a map of India on the eve of India's 64th Independence Day celebrations, in Amritsar. (AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU)
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 - Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a miniature stadium model featuring 65 Indian national flags and a map of India on the eve of India's 64th Independence Day celebrations, in Amritsar. (AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - In this photograph released by the Ministry of Defence, Indian President Pratibha Patil (L) pays her respects at the Amar Jawan Jyoti (Tomb of the Unnamed Soldier) at the India Gate monument during Independence Day in New Delhi. I???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - In this photograph released by the Ministry of Defence, Indian President Pratibha Patil (L) pays her respects at the Amar Jawan Jyoti (Tomb of the Unnamed Soldier) at the India Gate monument during Independence Day in New Delhi. I???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Special Police Force personnel from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh march past during celebrations marking India's Independence Day in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city. (AFP PHOTO / Noah Seelam)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Special Police Force personnel from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh march past during celebrations marking India's Independence Day in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city. (AFP PHOTO / Noah Seelam)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian school girls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses dance the 'giddha' folk dance during celebrations for India's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan border in Wagah. Indians are celebrated their 64th Independence Day after???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian school girls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses dance the 'giddha' folk dance during celebrations for India's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan border in Wagah. Indians are celebrated their 64th Independence Day after???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian police march in front of the historic Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian police march in front of the historic Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian women police force march during Independence Day celebrations in Jammu, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian women police force march during Independence Day celebrations in Jammu, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - A school girl, with her face painted in the colours of India's national flag, takes part in a cultural program to celebrate India's Independence Day in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - A school girl, with her face painted in the colours of India's national flag, takes part in a cultural program to celebrate India's Independence Day in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - School children take part in a cultural program to celebrate India's independence day in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh REUTERS/Ajay Verma
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - School children take part in a cultural program to celebrate India's independence day in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh REUTERS/Ajay Verma
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. - An Indian Sikh student performs Gatka, an Indian form of martial art, during Independence Day celebrations in Jammu, India. India marked 64 years of independence from British rule. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. - An Indian Sikh student performs Gatka, an Indian form of martial art, during Independence Day celebrations in Jammu, India. India marked 64 years of independence from British rule. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian school children perform a display enacting a scene from India’s freedom struggle during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India. India marked the 64th anniversary of its independence from British rule.(AP Photo)?
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian school children perform a display enacting a scene from India’s freedom struggle during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India. India marked the 64th anniversary of its independence from British rule.(AP Photo)?
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - An Indian army stuntman performs on his motorcycle during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - An Indian army stuntman performs on his motorcycle during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, bottom left, speaks from a bullet proof podium as schoolchildren in colored clothing make a formation that resembles the Indian flag, background, during celebrations of India's Independence Da???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, bottom left, speaks from a bullet proof podium as schoolchildren in colored clothing make a formation that resembles the Indian flag, background, during celebrations of India's Independence Da???
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian students dressed in traditional attire leap in the air while taking part in Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India marking 64 years of independence from British rule. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Indian students dressed in traditional attire leap in the air while taking part in Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India marking 64 years of independence from British rule. (AP Photo)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Kite flying on India's Independence Day in Old Delhi, India. (Simon De Trey-White for The National)
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 - Kite flying on India's Independence Day in Old Delhi, India. (Simon De Trey-White for The National)