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<p>Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) walks surrounded by bodyguards, to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. Yudhoyono is on a four-day state visit to India and is a guest during India's 62nd Republic Day celebrations on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) walks surrounded by bodyguards, to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. Yudhoyono is on a four-day state visit to India and is a guest during India's 62nd Republic Day...more

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) walks surrounded by bodyguards, to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. Yudhoyono is on a four-day state visit to India and is a guest during India's 62nd Republic Day celebrations on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>A Kashmiri girl wearing traditional attire performs a song during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A Kashmiri girl wearing traditional attire performs a song during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri girl wearing traditional attire performs a song during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A policeman wearing ceremonial uniform attends a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A policeman wearing ceremonial uniform attends a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A policeman wearing ceremonial uniform attends a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A police contingent salutes during a function to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A police contingent salutes during a function to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A police contingent salutes during a function to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A police contingent stands at attention during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A police contingent stands at attention during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A police contingent stands at attention during a ceremony to mark India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Devisingh Shekhawat (R), husband of India's President Pratibha Patil, and Kristiani Yudhoyono (in red), wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, arrive to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Devisingh Shekhawat (R), husband of India's President Pratibha Patil, and Kristiani Yudhoyono (in red), wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, arrive to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur more

Devisingh Shekhawat (R), husband of India's President Pratibha Patil, and Kristiani Yudhoyono (in red), wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, arrive to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>(From L-R) India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, India's President Pratibha Patil, Patil's husband Devisingh Shekhawat, Yudhoyono's wife Kristiani Yudhoyono and Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur watch the Republic Day parade through a bulletproof enclosure in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

(From L-R) India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, India's President Pratibha Patil, Patil's husband Devisingh Shekhawat, Yudhoyono's wife Kristiani Yudhoyono and Singh's wife...more

(From L-R) India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, India's President Pratibha Patil, Patil's husband Devisingh Shekhawat, Yudhoyono's wife Kristiani Yudhoyono and Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur watch the Republic Day parade through a bulletproof enclosure in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Dancers perform during the Republic Day celebrations in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

Dancers perform during the Republic Day celebrations in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Dancers perform during the Republic Day celebrations in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>Policewomen salute during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Policewomen salute during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Policewomen salute during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A policeman performs a stunt through fluorescent tubes and a ring of fire during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A policeman performs a stunt through fluorescent tubes and a ring of fire during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A policeman performs a stunt through fluorescent tubes and a ring of fire during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Eight-year-old Rupa performs on a tightrope at a roadside in Kolkata January 26, 2011. Rupa and her family members earn nearly 200 Rupees ($4.39) a day entertaining pedestrians. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Eight-year-old Rupa performs on a tightrope at a roadside in Kolkata January 26, 2011. Rupa and her family members earn nearly 200 Rupees ($4.39) a day entertaining pedestrians. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Eight-year-old Rupa performs on a tightrope at a roadside in Kolkata January 26, 2011. Rupa and her family members earn nearly 200 Rupees ($4.39) a day entertaining pedestrians. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Indian Navy sailors are reflected in a puddle as they take part in a ceremonial parade during the Republic Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

Indian Navy sailors are reflected in a puddle as they take part in a ceremonial parade during the Republic Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Indian Navy sailors are reflected in a puddle as they take part in a ceremonial parade during the Republic Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>Dancers perform over a tableau from the western Indian state of Gujarat during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Dancers perform over a tableau from the western Indian state of Gujarat during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Dancers perform over a tableau from the western Indian state of Gujarat during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C), surrounded by presidential guards, gestures after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C), surrounded by presidential guards, gestures after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C), surrounded by presidential guards, gestures after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Schoolchildren perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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