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Republic Day rehearsals

<p>Policemen march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Policemen march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Policemen march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A student with earthen pitchers performs a folk dance during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Amritsar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma</p>

A student with earthen pitchers performs a folk dance during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Amritsar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

A student with earthen pitchers performs a folk dance during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Amritsar January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

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<p>A bird flies below Indian Air Force (IAF) aircrafts taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A bird flies below Indian Air Force (IAF) aircrafts taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A bird flies below Indian Air Force (IAF) aircrafts taking part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A sweeper walks in front of an Indian Army T-90 tank during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A sweeper walks in front of an Indian Army T-90 tank during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A sweeper walks in front of an Indian Army T-90 tank during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>The President's Body Guards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

The President's Body Guards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The President's Body Guards (PBG), mounted on their horses, take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Folk dancers drink tea before performing during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Folk dancers drink tea before performing during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Folk dancers drink tea before performing during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Artists wait to perform during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Artists wait to perform during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Artists wait to perform during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>An artist covers her head with a basket as its drizzles while during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

An artist covers her head with a basket as its drizzles while during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

An artist covers her head with a basket as its drizzles while during a press preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Female cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in Allahabad January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Female cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in Allahabad January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Female cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in Allahabad January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) holds up the national flag during a protest led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as Indian Air Force aircrafts fly past as part of Republic Day rehearsals, in New Delhi January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) holds up the national flag during a protest led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as Indian Air Force aircrafts fly past as part of Republic Day rehearsals, in New Delhi January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan...more

A supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) holds up the national flag during a protest led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as Indian Air Force aircrafts fly past as part of Republic Day rehearsals, in New Delhi January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Folk dancers perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Folk dancers perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Folk dancers perform during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Soldiers are silhouetted as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade, on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers are silhouetted as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade, on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers are silhouetted as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade, on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers ride their camels as they take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amidst fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amidst fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amidst fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier takes pictures with a mobile phone of his comrades marching during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A soldier takes pictures with a mobile phone of his comrades marching during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A soldier takes pictures with a mobile phone of his comrades marching during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier helps his comrade to stand during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A soldier helps his comrade to stand during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A soldier helps his comrade to stand during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier gets water from a tanker after rehearsing for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A soldier gets water from a tanker after rehearsing for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A soldier gets water from a tanker after rehearsing for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Band members of security force walk after taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Band members of security force walk after taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Band members of security force walk after taking part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A soldier stretches the arm of his comrade during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A soldier stretches the arm of his comrade during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A soldier stretches the arm of his comrade during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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