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Rehearsals for Republic Day 2018

A policeman takes part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in Srinagar, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A policeman takes part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in Srinagar, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A policeman takes part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in Srinagar, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Policewomen take a selfie before taking part in a full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Policewomen take a selfie before taking part in a full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Policewomen take a selfie before taking part in a full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Indian Air Force officers stretch before taking part in full dress rehearsal for India's Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

Indian Air Force officers stretch before taking part in full dress rehearsal for India's Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

Indian Air Force officers stretch before taking part in full dress rehearsal for India's Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri
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India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Indian soldiers in tanks take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers in tanks take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers in tanks take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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An Indian soldier walks past rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An Indian soldier walks past rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An Indian soldier walks past rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) reacts as she takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chennai, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) reacts as she takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chennai, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) reacts as she takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chennai, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Members of the Indian military band take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Members of the Indian military band take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Members of the Indian military band take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An Indian soldier controls traffic during the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An Indian soldier controls traffic during the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An Indian soldier controls traffic during the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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The Indian Army's Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher systems are displayed during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

The Indian Army's Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher systems are displayed during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

The Indian Army's Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher systems are displayed during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri
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An Army "Daredevils" motorcycle rider performs during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

An Army "Daredevils" motorcycle rider performs during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

An Army "Daredevils" motorcycle rider performs during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri
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Army "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

Army "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri

Army "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri
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Indian Navy soldiers stand guard to rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Indian Navy soldiers stand guard to rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Indian Navy soldiers stand guard to rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwall

Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwall

Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwall
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Members of Kolkata Mounted Police take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Members of Kolkata Mounted Police take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Members of Kolkata Mounted Police take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in Kolkata, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers perform a streching exercise during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers perform a streching exercise during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers perform a streching exercise during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in a laughter yoga session during their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform as others watch during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform as others watch during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform as others watch during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders help their colleague to balance on a bike during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders help their colleague to balance on a bike during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders help their colleague to balance on a bike during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A soldier controls the traffic during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier controls the traffic during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier controls the traffic during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A soldier carries his gun as he walks to join others during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier carries his gun as he walks to join others during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier carries his gun as he walks to join others during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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