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Republic Day Rehearsals

<p>Soldiers stand in front of the illuminated Indian Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers stand in front of the illuminated Indian Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the...more

Soldiers stand in front of the illuminated Indian Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>The Indian military bands stand before the start of their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

The Indian military bands stand before the start of their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian...more

The Indian military bands stand before the start of their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Indian military bands sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Indian military bands sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day...more

Indian military bands sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, are silhouetted against the setting sun as they take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, are silhouetted against the setting sun as they take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a...more

The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, are silhouetted against the setting sun as they take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian...more

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers prepare to fold the national flag during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Soldiers prepare to fold the national flag during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day...more

Soldiers prepare to fold the national flag during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 24, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Civil defence women personnel march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Civil defence women personnel march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Civil defence women personnel march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Policemen take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Policemen take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Policemen take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A policewoman adjusts the belt of her officer during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A policewoman adjusts the belt of her officer during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A policewoman adjusts the belt of her officer during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A paramilitary soldier adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey</p>

A paramilitary soldier adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A paramilitary soldier adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>The band master of Indian paramilitary soldiers practices during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey </p>

The band master of Indian paramilitary soldiers practices during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

The band master of Indian paramilitary soldiers practices during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Agartala January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Commandos keep vigil from a tower amid dense fog during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Commandos keep vigil from a tower amid dense fog during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Commandos keep vigil from a tower amid dense fog during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>An eagle flies amid smoke caused by the Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

An eagle flies amid smoke caused by the Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad...more

An eagle flies amid smoke caused by the Indian Air Force's Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircrafts during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>The Indian Army's Brahmos missile launchers take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)</p>

The Indian Army's Brahmos missile launchers take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY) more

The Indian Army's Brahmos missile launchers take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

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<p>Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Indian Army's MBT Arjun MK-I tanks take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Indian Army's MBT Arjun MK-I tanks take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Indian Army's MBT Arjun MK-I tanks take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The Indian President's Bodyguards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Members of the media wait on the stands amid dense fog before the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Members of the media wait on the stands amid dense fog before the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Members of the media wait on the stands amid dense fog before the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers stand on a red carpet amid dense fog as they wait for the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers stand on a red carpet amid dense fog as they wait for the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers stand on a red carpet amid dense fog as they wait for the start of the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2013. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Saturday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers assemble at the India Gate to take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers assemble at the India Gate to take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers assemble at the India Gate to take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier gives instructions to his comrade during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A soldier gives instructions to his comrade during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier gives instructions to his comrade during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A soldier takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A soldier takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier shouts commands while taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A soldier shouts commands while taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A soldier shouts commands while taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A policeman adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A policeman adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A policeman adjusts the headgear of his colleague before taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Police march during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

Police march during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Police march during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>Members of a military band walk in front of the Home Ministry after their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Members of a military band walk in front of the Home Ministry after their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of...more

Members of a military band walk in front of the Home Ministry after their rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Bands of the military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Bands of the military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Bands of the military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Bands of military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Bands of military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Bands of military sound the retreat as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers hold their rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers hold their rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers hold their rifles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Members of an Indian Army band play music for their comrades to dance while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Members of an Indian Army band play music for their comrades to dance while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Members of an Indian Army band play music for their comrades to dance while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers stand next to a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers stand next to a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers stand next to a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers sit on the side of a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers sit on the side of a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers sit on the side of a fountain as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers dance as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers pose for a picture as they take a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A soldier laughs while taking a break during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A whisky world

From China to America, sales of whiskies are taking off as old world distilling traditions adapt to new world markets.

25 Jan 2013

Women in the military

Females serving in militaries around the world.

24 Jan 2013

Embedded in Afghanistan

Reuters photographer Andrew Burton is on an embed in Afghanistan.

05 Feb 2013

Profile: Hillary Clinton

A look back on the long political career of the former first lady turned senator, presidential candidate and secretary of state.

24 Jan 2013

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