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Beating the Retreat 2014

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The Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings are illuminated during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings are illuminated during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A mother directs her daughter to pose for a photo at the venue for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A mother directs her daughter to pose for a photo at the venue for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Bands of the military stand to attention during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Bands of the military stand to attention during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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The President's Bodyguards, mounted on their horses, take part in the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The President's Bodyguards, mounted on their horses, take part in the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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An Indian Air Force officer marches past President Pranab Mukherjee (seated) and his body guard (2nd R) during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

An Indian Air Force officer marches past President Pranab Mukherjee (seated) and his body guard (2nd R) during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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The ceremonial buggy of President Pranab Mukherjee is driven away after dropping the president at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The ceremonial buggy of President Pranab Mukherjee is driven away after dropping the president at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Bands of the military sound the retreat during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Bands of the military sound the retreat during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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President Pranab Mukherjee waves as he arrives in a ceremonial buggy for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

President Pranab Mukherjee waves as he arrives in a ceremonial buggy for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (wearing blue turban) gestures upon his arrival at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (wearing blue turban) gestures upon his arrival at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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The President's Bodyguards, mounted on their horses, take part in the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The President's Bodyguards, mounted on their horses, take part in the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in a ceremonial buggy for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in a ceremonial buggy for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gestures upon his arrival at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gestures upon his arrival at the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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