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India celebrates 70th Independence Day

Updated: Aug 15, 2016 19:21 IST

Schoolchildren with tricolour bands on their wrists participate in a drill for Independence Day celebrations at a school in Kolkata. (AFP/ Dibyangshu SARKAR)

Pride ride: With the tricolour fluttering away in Mumbai air, a family celebrate Independence Day on Monday. (Satish Bate//HT Photo)

There’s always good business for merchandise such as mini Indian flags, Indian flag pins, around August 15. A hawker displays his selection at Gurgaon’s Sector-56. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always made a statement with his turbans at the Independence Day speeches. This year, he chose a vibrant mix of red, saffron and pink to adorn his head for his appearance at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

A member of the police motorcycle dare devil team performs a stunt during the Independence Day Parade in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi /HT Photo)

Renowned sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo created a sand sculpture to mark India’s 70th Independence Day in Puri, Odisha. (Arabinda Mahapatra /HT photo)

The Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus presents an impressive facade on the eve of August 15; always a hit with locals and tourists alike. (PTI Photo)

A schoolgirl wears the Indian tricolor as she prepares to participate in a cultural programme for Independence Day celebrations at a school in Kolkata. (AFP/Dibyangshu SARKAR)

Fishermen taking out 'Tiranga Yatra' on boats in lower Lake to mark 70th Independence day in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)

Students wave national flag as they perform during India's Independence Day celebrations, in Jammu. (AP/Channi Anand)

School children having fun at the historic Red Fort during 70th Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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