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PHOTOS: India gears up for I-Day

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August 14, 2020 08:11 IST
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India is all set to celebrate 74th Independence Day on Saturday, August 15, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The country will celebrate a very different Independence Day while following social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines.

As the preparations are in full swing, here's what to expect at this year's Independence Day in different parts of the country. 

 

Tri-Service contingents during the full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo

Police personnel wearing face masks take part in a full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Security personnel on a rainy day at Red Fort in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Tri-Service and Delhi Police contingents march-past during full dress rehearsals. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Artists perform during the full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Road in Kolkata. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo

Rashtrapati Bhavan illuminated ahead of the Independence Day in New Delhi. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

NCC cadets during the full dress rehearsals at Red Fort in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Tamil Nadu Police contingent during full dress rehearsals at the state HQ in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

J&K Women Police contingent march-past during the full-dress rehearsal at Mini Stadium in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

Indian Reserve Police contingent march-past during the full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI Photo

STF contingent march-past at Moti Lal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus lit up in tri-colours in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo

A health worker screens Madhya Pradesh Police contingent members amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at Moti Lal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo

Tamil Nadu Commando Force before the full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

New Delhi railway station illuminated in tri-colours for the Independence Day celebrations. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

Health workers spray disinfectants during full dress rehearsals ahead of the 74th Independence Day celebrations in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

A soldier takes part in a full-dress rehearsal at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

A soldier wearing face mask stands guard during a full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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