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Pictures: India celebrates Republic Day

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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A woman gets her face painted with the tri-colours of India's national flag near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A woman gets her face painted with the tri-colours of India's national flag near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A woman gets her face painted with the tri-colours of India's national flag near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal
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A woman waves India's national flag as she rides her mini bike near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A woman waves India's national flag as she rides her mini bike near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A woman waves India's national flag as she rides her mini bike near the India Gate during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal
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Indian Navy sailors march as they take part in a ceremonial parade during Republic Day celebrations at the southern Naval Command in Kochi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Indian Navy sailors march as they take part in a ceremonial parade during Republic Day celebrations at the southern Naval Command in Kochi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Indian Navy sailors march as they take part in a ceremonial parade during Republic Day celebrations at the southern Naval Command in Kochi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Hyderabad January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Hyderabad January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Hyderabad January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
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School children cheer after performing at a cultural program during the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

School children cheer after performing at a cultural program during the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

School children cheer after performing at a cultural program during the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A policewoman adjusts her neck scarf during the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A policewoman adjusts her neck scarf during the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A policewoman adjusts her neck scarf during the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Policemen perform a stunt on a motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Policemen perform a stunt on a motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Policemen perform a stunt on a motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Participants hold the Indian national flag during the Republic Day parade in Agartala, capital of Tripura, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Participants hold the Indian national flag during the Republic Day parade in Agartala, capital of Tripura, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Participants hold the Indian national flag during the Republic Day parade in Agartala, capital of Tripura, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Indian Army soldiers perform a daredevil stunt during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian Army soldiers perform a daredevil stunt during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian Army soldiers perform a daredevil stunt during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Police women stand at attention during India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Police women stand at attention during India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Police women stand at attention during India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man argues with a policeman over the queue where people stand to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A man argues with a policeman over the queue where people stand to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A man argues with a policeman over the queue where people stand to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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People stand in a queue to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People stand in a queue to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People stand in a queue to enter the venue to watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Military Police personnel sit as they wait to take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Military Police personnel sit as they wait to take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Military Police personnel sit as they wait to take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Performers in traditional costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Performers in traditional costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Performers in traditional costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (wearing blue turban) is greeted by officials upon his arrival before the start of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (wearing blue turban) is greeted by officials upon his arrival before the start of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (wearing blue turban) is greeted by officials upon his arrival before the start of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur
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A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur
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The Indian Army's BrahMos missile launchers are driven for display during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

The Indian Army's BrahMos missile launchers are driven for display during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

The Indian Army's BrahMos missile launchers are driven for display during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur
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Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) leave after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. King Wangchuck was the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations. REUTERS/B Mathur

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) leave after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. King Wangchuck was the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations. REUTERS/B...more

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) leave after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2013. King Wangchuck was the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations. REUTERS/B Mathur
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