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January 26, 2012
India's Republic Day 2012
India celebrated Republic Day on Thursday, January 26. Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. - Wikipedia
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Indian paratroopers march down Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. India is marking its 62nd Republic Day with military parades across the country. AP / Saurabh Das


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Indian paramilitary soldiers march down Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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Indian police and army soldiers march towards India Gate on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade on Rajpath, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Women from India's National Cadet Corps march during Republic Day parade in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Shops and business establishment remained closed on India's Republic Day as separatists called for general strike to observe the day as black day. AP / Mukhtar Khan



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Students hold Indian national flags as they perform during the Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Aijaz Rahi



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Foreign Sikhs dressed as a nihangs, or a Sikh warriors, perform traditional Sikh martial art called Gatka during Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Altaf Qadri



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A float from the north eastern state of Assam displaying aspects of its culture makes its way down Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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Indian army soldiers ride on T-72 tanks on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Performers wave to the crowd from the float of the Indian state of Goa on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Border Security Force soldiers ride camels on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade on Rajpath, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Army soldiers arrive to perform Malkhumb, a traditional Indian sport, during the Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Aijaz Rahi



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An Indian girl wears a fancy dress as she stands near the India Gate monument following the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian college girls help each other as they get ready to take part in Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Altaf Qadri



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Children dressed in regional dance costumes perform on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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Indian policemen stand in a line to participate in a parade during the Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Altaf Qadri



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Birds fly as Indian Navy sailors march past Red Fort during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Manish Swarup



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Children dressed in regional costumes perform a dance routine on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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A number of Indian National Cadet Corps (NCC) contingent during a Republic Day parade at the Bakshi stadium in Srinagar. Republic Day marks the proclamation of India as a republic in 1950, three years after it won independence from British rule. ZUMA24.com / Altaf Zargar



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An Indian army soldier salutes dignitaries as he rides in a truck carrying SMERCH rockets on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian army helicopters fly in formation over the main Republic Day parade on Rajpath, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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In this hand out picture released by Defense Public Relations office, Indian soldiers march in formation on Rajpath as India Air force helicopters fly by during the main Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Pradip Dasgupta



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Indian paramilitary soldiers march down Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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Indian girls wear traditional clothing as they dance for dignitaries during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian soldiers march down Rajpath on tanks and horses during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Saurabh Das



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Indian Border Security Force "Daredevils" perform a stunt on motorcycles in formation on Rajpath during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian paramilitary soldiers march during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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People watch as the float of the Indian state of Goa passes by during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Manish Swarup



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A water fountain reflects an illuminated Presidential Palace Complex, coinciding with Republic Day ceremonies in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. AP / Gurinder Osan



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An Indian military band performs in front of the Presidential Palace complex during rehearsals for the Beating the Retreat ceremony, part of the Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi, India, Jan. 24, 2012. AP / Mustafa Quraishi



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An Indian soldier sits atop a camel next to a parked Ambassador car during a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat Ceremony in front of the Presidential Palace in preparation for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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