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Here's How India Celebrated its 74th Independence Day

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today led the 74th Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the national flag at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai.

India | News18 | August 16, 2020, 10:22 am
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 Flower petals fall on Indian paramilitary soldiers participating in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Flower petals fall on Indian paramilitary soldiers participating in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indians fly kites to celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Indians fly kites to celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Flower petals fall on Indian paramilitary soldiers participating in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Flower petals fall on Indian paramilitary soldiers participating in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha salutes as he inspects a guard of honour during India's Independence Day ceremony in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha salutes as he inspects a guard of honour during India's Independence Day ceremony in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 Children hold Indian flags as they celebrate Independence Day in Dharavi, in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Children hold Indian flags as they celebrate Independence Day in Dharavi, in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A boy waves the Indian national flag and sits for a photograph on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

A boy waves the Indian national flag and sits for a photograph on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A girl stands wearing a scarf in the colours of the Indian national flag on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

A girl stands wearing a scarf in the colours of the Indian national flag on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A woman holds a scarf in the colours of the Indian national flag and stands for a photograph on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

A woman holds a scarf in the colours of the Indian national flag and stands for a photograph on Independence Day in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a scooter decorated with the Indian national flag and balloons in the colours of the flag, on Independence Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

A man rides a scooter decorated with the Indian national flag and balloons in the colours of the flag, on Independence Day in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Flower petals showered on the parade ground covers the field, as paramilitary soldiers participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Flower petals showered on the parade ground covers the field, as paramilitary soldiers participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Air Force helicopter showers flower petals on a parade during India's Independence Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Air Force helicopter showers flower petals on a parade during India's Independence Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Indian police officers wearing face masks participate in an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Indian police officers wearing face masks participate in an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Assam police commandoes wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Assam police commandoes wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Assam state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal greets the gathering during a parade to mark India's Independence Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Assam state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal greets the gathering during a parade to mark India's Independence Day in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 An Assam police commando wears a face mask and participates in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

An Assam police commando wears a face mask and participates in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian policewoman distributes face masks before the start of an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

An Indian policewoman distributes face masks before the start of an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Indian policemen wearing face masks participate in the Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Indian policemen wearing face masks participate in the Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen watch an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Policemen watch an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A policewoman holds a colleague who fainted during an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A policewoman holds a colleague who fainted during an Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Indian policewomen wearing face masks wait to participate in the Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Indian policewomen wearing face masks wait to participate in the Independence Day parade in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Paramilitary soldiers wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Paramilitary soldiers wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel participate in an Independence Day parade in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel participate in an Independence Day parade in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen wear face masks and watch an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Policemen wear face masks and watch an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel participate in an Independence Day parade in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel participate in an Independence Day parade in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

Policemen wear face masks and participate in an Independence Day parade in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today led the 74th Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the national flag at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today led the 74th Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the national flag at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

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 Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is seen with his wife Rashmi Thackeray. (Image: CMO)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is seen with his wife Rashmi Thackeray. (Image: CMO)

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 74th Independence Day celebrations at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

74th Independence Day celebrations at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

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 Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. (Image: CMO)

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