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Scenes from India’s 67th Republic Day parade

India celebrated its 67th Republic Day today, with French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. The celebrations began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the memorial.

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India celebrated its 67th Republic Day today, with French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. The celebrations began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the memorial.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the spectators at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Narendra Modi receives President Pranab Mukherjee at the Republic day function at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Narendra Modi receives French President Francois Hollande and President Pranab Mukherjee at the Republic day function at Rajpath. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag with his wife arrive to attend the Republic day function at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Republic day function at Rajpath. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Narendra Modi, French President Francois Hollande and President Pranab Mukherjee at the Republic day function at Rajpath. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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School students performing during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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School children perform during the 67th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Contigent of India Special forces during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Signals regiment during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Rajputana Rifles regiment during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Cavalry regiment during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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T-90 tanks roll down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Show of indigineously built missiles at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the CRPF at the Republic Day parade in the capital New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the CRPF band at the Republic Day parade in the capital New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the Indian Coast Guard at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the NCC at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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French Military contingent perform at the Republic day function at Rajpath in New Delhi.

For the first time foreign troops are marching down the Rajpath on a Republic Day along with Indian troops. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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The French Army contingent is led by Lt Col Paul Bury. French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest for this year's celebrations. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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A 76-member French Army contingent led by a French military band consisting 48 musicians marching on Rajpath presented a ceremonial salute to the President of India. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

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Contingent of the NCC at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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School Children perform at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the Indian Air force at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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School Children perform at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Contingent of the Gurkha Rifles at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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School Children perform at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Motorcycle daredevils at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The Goan tabloid depicted Perni Jagor the ancient mask dance – drama of Goa, performed by Perni families, using well crafted and painted wooden masks, depicting various animals, birds, super natural power, deities, demons and social characters. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The Gujarat tableau depicted some rare and exotic varieties along with Sidi community, settled in the Gir forest, performing their traditional dance. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir, depicted rural development through technology and economic activities, besides making the villages clean and green. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Rajasthan Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Odisha Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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West Bengal Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Bihar Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Karnataka Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Chattisgarh Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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A float showcasing the culture of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand goes down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Assam Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Ministry for social justice and empowerment Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Swacch Bharat Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Digital india Tableaux at the Republic Day parade. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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A spectacular flypast by the IAF commenced with the ‘Chakra’ formation, comprising three Mi-35 helicopters in ‘Vic’ formation, followed by the ‘Hercules’ formation comprising three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in ‘Vic’ formation. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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A breath-taking ‘Trishul’ formation comprising three Su-30 MKI of No. 24 Squadron flew over the Rajpath, and once in front of the saluting dais. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)