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Independence Day 2018: Here's how India celebrated occassion

PTI, AP

Published : Aug 15, 2018, 3:10 pm IST
Updated : Oct 20, 2018, 1:53 pm IST
India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day having won freedom from the shackles of British colonialists in 1947. (Photos: AP, PTI)
India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day having won freedom from the shackles of British colonialists in 1947. (Photos: AP, PTI)
Children paint their faces and hold tricolour on Independence Day.
Children paint their faces and hold tricolour on Independence Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort.
A view of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus lit up in tricolour on the eve of Independence Day, in Mumbai.
A view of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus lit up in tricolour on the eve of Independence Day, in Mumbai.
A creation by sand sculpting artist Sudarshan Pattanaik.
A creation by sand sculpting artist Sudarshan Pattanaik.
People walk near India gate lit in national tri-colours, on the eve of Independence Day.
People walk near India gate lit in national tri-colours, on the eve of Independence Day.
Students during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at Railway Stadium, in Moradabad.
Students during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at Railway Stadium, in Moradabad.
Indian flags are seen hoisted on the roof of houses in the old quarter of Delhi on the country's Independence Day.
Indian flags are seen hoisted on the roof of houses in the old quarter of Delhi on the country's Independence Day.
Students of the Tibetan Children Village School wait for their turn to perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharmsala.
Students of the Tibetan Children Village School wait for their turn to perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharmsala.
A member of ASC Tornados, the motorcycle display team of the Indian army, jumps through a fire ring as he performs a daredevil stunt during Indian Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore.
A member of ASC Tornados, the motorcycle display team of the Indian army, jumps through a fire ring as he performs a daredevil stunt during Indian Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore.
A Bodo tribal girl performs butterfly dance during the Indian Independence Day celebrations in Gauhati.
A Bodo tribal girl performs butterfly dance during the Indian Independence Day celebrations in Gauhati.

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