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Independence Day

Sri Lankan soldiers hold national flags and march in a parade during the 73rd Independence Day ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Cambodia soldiers participate in the country's 67th Independence Day celebration, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second right, and first lady Beatriz Gutierrez Muller, walk with Secretary of Defense Luis Crescencio Sandoval, right, and Secretary of the Navy, Vidal Francisco Soberon, during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square of the capital, the Zv-calo. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence uprising of 1810.

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Fireworks go off in front of Metropolitan Cathedral after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave the annual independence shout to kick off Independence Day celebrations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Zocalo in Mexico City. Instead of the throngs of supporters who pack the Zocalo in a typical year, this Independence Day the president faced an empty plaza as he gave the traditional "Grito de Dolores," which commemorates the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain.

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In this photo shot with slow shutter speed, soldiers wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus march to Constitution square for the independence day celebration in Guatemala City. Guatemala and Central America are celebrating 199 years of independence from Spain.

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Children take part in a greased-pole climbing competition during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the country's independence in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Empire State Building illuminated in the colours of tricolor on Independence Day.

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Indian Tricolor hoisted at Times Square to commemorate the 74th Independence Day, organized by Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (FIA), in New York City. India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag.

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Indian Tricolor hoisted at Times Square to commemorate the 74th Independence Day, organized by Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (FIA), in New York City.. India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag.

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ITBP personnel celebrate the 74th Independence Day, in Ladakh.

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People fly kites to celebrate the 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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People visit India Gate to celebrate the 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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A board decorated with flowers to wish people on 74th Independence Day installed near India Gate, in New Delhi.

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India Gate illuminated on the 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Raisina Hills illuminated on the 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Border Security Force personnel (wearing brown uniforms) and Pakistani Rangers (wearing black uniforms) take part in the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the occasion of 74th Independence Day celebrations, at the Attari-Wagha border post, about 35 km from Amritsar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs parikrama at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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A glass bar installed on an open vehicle to help the Collector and Police commissioner maintain social distancing during 74th Independence Day celebrations in Coimbatore.

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INS Sarvekshak decorated on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, in Kochi.

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Indian Navy personnel celebrate 74th Independence Day, in Kochi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute at National War Memorial (NWM), on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi. Also seen are, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria.

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President Ram Nath Kovind lays a wreath at National War Memorial (NWM), on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute at National War Memorial (NWM), on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi. Also seen are, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation on the occasion of 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in New Delhi.

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NCC cadets participate in the 74th Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

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ITBP personnel celebrate the 74th Independence Day on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh.

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ITBP personnel celebrate the 74th Independence Day on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other dignitaries during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers and Ministers of State during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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ITBP personnel and COVID-19 patients celebrate the 74th Independence Day inside the 10,000 bedded capacity Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital, Radha Soami Beas, at Chhatarpur in New Delhi.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inspects the parade during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium, in Vijayawada.

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Foreign delegates during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Chennai.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, Dhalpur Maidan in Kullu.

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Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, in Srinagar. The march past was not conducted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu after hoisting the National Flag during the Independence Day function at the Indira Gandhi Park, in Itanagar.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after hoisting the national flag during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Mohali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during the 74th Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

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A view of the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebration, at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurugram.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers offer sweets to each other during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at the Attari-Wagha border, about 35 km from Amritsar.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Vijayawada.

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CRPF jawans wearing face masks amid concerns over COVID-19 outbreak attend 74th Independence Day celebrations at the residence of Home Minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi.

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebration, in Puducherry.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal salutes after hoisting the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Delhi secretariat in New Delhi.

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebration, in Hyderabad.

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BJP National President J.P. Nadda distributes sweets among CRPF jawans on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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BJP National President JP Nadda hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes salute of a marching contingent during the 74th Independence Day function at Red Road in Kolkata.

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Police personel march past during the 74th Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitates a COVID-19 warrior during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Road in Kolkata.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a gathering on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, at Delhi secretariat in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb reviews the parade during 74 Independence Day celebrations in Agartala.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Lt Governor R K Mathur addresses during 74th Indepence Day celebrations in Leh.

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Advisor to Lieutenant Governor KK Sharma inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Mini Stadium in Jammu.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal takes salute of a marching contingent during the 74th Independence Day function at Judges Field in Guwahati.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi with her son Tejashwi Yadav and others pays salute to the Tricolor after hoisting it during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at her official residence in Patna.

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All India Imam Organization with other religious leaders hoists the Tricolor on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, at K.G Marg in New Delhi

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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives for participating in the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at AICC Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader AK Antony with others during 74th Independence Day celebrations at AICC Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with others salutes as party leader AK Antony (unseen) hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at AICC Headquarters in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leaves after participating in the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Road in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hoists the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Road in Kolkata.

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Assam state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal greets the gathering during a parade to mark India's Independence Day in Guwahati.

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A glimpse of the 74th Independence Day function at the Red Fort, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa salutes after hoisting the Tricolor during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Parade ground in Bengaluru.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays floral tribute to the martyrs on 74th Independence Day, at Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal.

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Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Guwahati.

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Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel wearing face masks march during an Independence Day parade in Hyderabad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, inspects a joint military guard of honor at the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center in orange and white turban, arrives at the historic Red Fort monument to deliver his speech to the nation on Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force soldiers get ready for a group photographs after Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Medics scan temperatures of police personnel as they arrive to participate in 74th Independence Day celebrations at Motilal Nehru Police Stadium, in Bhopal.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren felicitates a frontline corona warrior during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Morhabadi ground in Ranchi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.

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Security personnel during the 74th Independence Day parade, at Judge's Field in Guwahati.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah salutes after hoisting the Tricolour on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, at his residence in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, speaks from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi. Prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, waves to members of the National Cadet Corps, a youth wing of Armed Forces for school and college students, dressed in the colors of the Indian national flag, as he leaves after giving speech to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (L) during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Tri-Services personnel march-past during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he arrives to take part in the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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NSA Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves after addressing the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Tri-Services band performs during the 74th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

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An NCC cadet wearing a face mask takes part in the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi and Nitin Gadkari, BJP National President JP Nadda, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other dignitaries stand for the national anthem during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, BJP National President JP Nadda, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha's first address to the state on the eve of Independence Day, in Srinagar.

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Historic Charminar illuminated on the eve of 74th Independence day celebrations, in Hyderabad.

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Parliament House illuminated on the eve of Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Vidhana Soudha illuminated on the eve of 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Bengaluru.

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