All together, India celebrates its Independence Day

India turned 71 on Wednesday and as far as the eye could see, national flags fluttered in the air.

The sky's the limit

Modi makes his Independence Day speech from Delhi's Red Fort. Among other things, he announced that India would send a manned mission to space by 2022.


Together we make... a country

Schoolchildren dressed in orange, white, and green make up the colours of the Indian flag at Delhi's Red Fort. In the white band is written 'Bharat' or 'India'.


Father and child union

A man and his daughter hold up the tricolour in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


Flags of our fathers

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi hoists the national flag at Medina Circle in Hyderabad's old city. Owaisi is often criticised for what are described as his 'hardline' views.


Atithi devo bhava

Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, hoists the Indian flag at the Tibetan Secretariat in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.


The one exception

Srinagar seemed to be the one exception with its Lal Chowk wearing a deserted look after the Hurriyat called a strike on Wednesday.


Meet and greet

Border Guard of Bangladesh officials greet Indian Border Security Force personnel at the international border check post in Hili near Balurghat in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district.


Salaam Namaste

Congress President Rahul Gandhi greets party leaders after hoisting the national flag at the All India Congress Committee headquarters.


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