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World India celebrates its founding with a spectacle of military pageantry and skill

Various regiments of the world's third largest army joined the 67th Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. The event commemorates the enactment of India's constitution. Preparations began weeks ago.

Indian Army personnel rehearse for the forthcoming Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Indian soldiers of the Assam Rifles march during a rehearsal.

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Indian Army soldiers perform a stunt on motorbikes during the Army Day parade.

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Indian army soldiers participate in a mock attack.

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An Indian officer from the Indian Central Reserve Police Force shouts slogans.

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Indian Army soldiers march beside their dogs.

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Members of the Indian Army band perform.

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Indian Army soldiers demonstrate combat skills from a hovering helicopter.

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The Indian Army's Sikh regiment marches.

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An Indian woman officer from the Central Reserve Police Force prepares to march.

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Camel mounted Border Security Force soldiers prepare to march.

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