India Celebrates Republic Day

Today India held its 67th Republic Day celebration, honoring the day in 1950, when it adopted its current constitution. French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to view the spectacle of the parade held in New Delhi, filled with marching bands, floats, camels, military hardware, and stunt performers. [24 photos total]

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Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2016. (Bernat Armangue / AP) #
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Indian soldiers make formations on motorcycles as they roll down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Bernat Armangue / AP) #
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An officer from the Indian Central Reserve Police Force shouts slogans during preparations for the Republic Day parade, near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, on January 12, 2016. (Bernat Armangue / AP) #
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Three Indian Army T-90 "Bishma" tanks participate in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty) #
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People watch Indian soldiers march past in the Republic Day parade in the old parts of New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Altaf Qadri / AP) #
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An Indian Army soldier marches next to a tableau during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #
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Indian security forces march in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Manish Swarup / AP) #
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An Indian soldier in charge of multi-barrel rocket launchers salutes India’s President as he participates in the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2016. (Bernat Armangue / AP) #
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A worker paints the hand of a huge clay model of a tribal woman on the Indian state of Karnataka's tableau for Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, on January 22, 2016. (Manish Swarup / AP) #
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Members of an Indian military band take part in the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2016. (Altaf Hussain / Reuters) #
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Indian military personnel wait to take part in a parade to mark the country's 67th Republic Day in Agartala on January 26, 2016. (Arindam Dey / AFP / Getty) #
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Members of the Indian Army motorcycle team 'Daredevils' perform during the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Prakash Singh / AFP / Getty) #
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) waves to spectators after the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2016. (Prakash Singh / AFP / Getty) #
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Members of the Rajput Regiment participate in India's Republic Day parade on January 26, 2016. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty) #
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A member of National Service Scheme shouts commands as he takes part in a Republic Day parade in Agartala, India, on January 26, 2016. (Jayanta Dey / Reuters) #
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Indian school children perform a dance to show India's cultural heritage during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Manish Swarup / AP) #
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An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu, India, on January 26 2016. (Mukesh Gupta / Reuters) #
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Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #
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Members of the Indian Navy ride a float during India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty) #
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The Indian Border Security Force marching contingent ride camels in India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty) #
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An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during an awareness program to attract youth in joining the armed forces on the eve of India's Republic Day at Gandhinagar, in the western state of Gujarat, India, on January 25, 2016. (Amit Dave / Reuters) #
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Folk dancers from the Goa state tableau perform in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Prakash Singh / AFP / Getty) #
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Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2016. (Bernat Armangue / AP) #
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A member of an Indian security force stands on a tower as he keeps watch ahead of the January 26 Republic Day in New Delhi on January 25, 2016. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP / Getty) #

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