In Photos: How India Celebrated Her 70th Independence Day

The tri-colour is not just the flag, it’s also the feeling of pride that comes with it.

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In Photos: How India Celebrated Her 70th Independence Day
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Independence Day in India is always a celebration with a riot of colours. On the 69th anniversary of India’s independence, people celebrated in rain and in shine, on water and on land.

The Quint brings to you a compilation of a diverse array of photos, showing just how people forgot all their problems today to celebrate as one.

Children in formation for the 70th Independence Day. (Photo: Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the celebrations with his speech at the Red Fort in Delhi. (Photo: IANS)
Students dancing during Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir. (Photo: AP)
Police officers with their bright umbrellas as it started raining during the flag unfurling in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: AP)
People looking at balloons released during a march in Ahmedabad. (Photo: Reuters)
Indian BSF exchanging sweets with Pakistani soldiers at the Wagha-Attari border. (Photo: IANS)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti holding the flag during the unfurling ceremony. (Photo: AP)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat beating a drum along with parade participants at the parade ground in Dehradun. (Photo: IANS)
People celebrating Independence Day in Bhopal. (Photo: IANS)
A homeless man carrying the tri-colour in Hyderabad along with children. (Photo: AP)

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