In pics: Glimpses of 72nd Independence Day celebrations from across India

Streets dressed in Tricolour

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A view of Red Road in Kolkata where the state function of the 72nd Independence Day will take place.

Innocence and Independence

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Children, while being all radiant, run with tricolour flags celebrating 72nd Independence Day.

Tributes fly high

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A kite-maker puts his kites bearing photos of former prime ministers and freedom fighters of the country on the eve of Independence Day.

Bollywood celebrates Independence Day

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Bollywood actor John Abraham poses with the Tricolour while promoting his  upcoming film ‘Satyameva Jayate'.

We are of Hind, our homeland is Hindustan

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Anjuman-e-Islam school students in Ahmedabad hold Tricolours on the eve of Independence Day.

Illuminated Buildings

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Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha illuminated on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day celebrations.

Patriotism on Walls

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Independence lies at the core of creativity. Through art, artists try to preserve their independence.

Independence helps us grow

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Children in West Bengal pose with Tricolours against the backdrop of Monsoon clouds while celebrating 72nd Independence day.

Art and Independence

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A creation by sand sculpting artist Sudarshan Pattanaik on the eve of Independence Day at a beach, in Puri.

Celebration at the border

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Indian and Pakistani security forces exchanging sweets at the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border post.

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