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PHOTOS: India preps for I-Day

August 14, 2019 08:34 IST

India will be ushering into the 73rd year of freedom and will celebrate Independence Day on August 15, 2019. It was on August 15, 1947, when India gained freedom from the British Rule and decided to be an independent democracy. As India steps into its 73rd Independence Day on August 15, the preparations for the celebration are in full swing.

Take a look.

Tri-services band march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, in New Delhi. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo
 

A Contingent takes part in the full-dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

Security personnel keep vigil during a full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day function. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

Members of the all-women SWAT team stand guard during full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day function. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

A contingent of Indian Air Force band march during the full dress rehearsal. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsals for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

The Tricolour is hoisted during rehearsals at the historic Red Fort. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

Security personnel keep vigil. A multi-layered security arrangements are in place for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

School children make a tricolour during the full dress rehearsal for the 73nd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

Security personnel patrol during enhanced security vigil in the wake of upcoming Independence Day at Taj Mahal, in Agra. Photograph: PTI Photo

A roadside vendor tries to sell the Indian flag at a traffic signal ahead of Independence Day, in New Delhi. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo
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