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Schoolchildren dance on Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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The party integrated dances from schoolchildren

India has celebrated its 71st Republic Working day with a parade showing off its armed forces could possibly and cultural range.

The holiday break marks the anniversary of India formally adopting its constitution.

Thousands of persons gathered on a ceremonial boulevard in Delhi to enjoy the vibrant parade amid tight security.

Primary Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the event presented “glimpses of India’s military services and safety prowess” and its numerous cultures.

But the day was also marked by protests above a controversial new citizenship law.

Big crowds greeted Mr Modi as he joined the celebrations in Delhi on Sunday, flanked by safety personnel.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) waves to the spectators as he attends the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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Fighter jets flew about the parade in an aerial display.

Fighter jets fly over the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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An anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon system was also paraded alongside the Rajpath, a ceremonial avenue. India previous year turned the fourth nation to carry out an ASAT exam, when it destroyed a single of its very own satellites in lower-Earth orbit.

A DRDO anti-satellite weapon from Mission Shakti is marched along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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Law enforcement staff carried out motorbike stunts, exhibiting off the country’s weaponry and flag.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) women motorcycle team members perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) women motorcycle team members perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2020.Graphic copyright
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Personnel from the Coastline Guard, Sikh Light-weight Infantry Regiment and Central Reserve Police Power ended up amid individuals marching in formation at the event.

India's Coast Guard Marching Contingent marches during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, 26 January 2020.Image copyright
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India's Sikh Light Infantry Regiment marches during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, 26 January 2020.Impression copyright
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India's Central Reserve Police Force Marching Contingent marches during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, 26 January 2020Image copyright
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Users of the border stability forces mounted camels adorned with tassels and pom-poms, carrying weapons or actively playing instruments as they rode along the boulevard.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers play music as they ride their camels during India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January, 26, 2020.Picture copyright
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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel ride camels along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2020Picture copyright
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Elaborate floats representing distinct Indian states also joined the parade.

A float from Chhattisgarh state is displayed during India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, 26 January.Graphic copyright
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A float from Goa state is displayed during India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi, 26 January 2020.Graphic copyright
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Schoolchildren dressed in conventional outfits danced in front of cheering spectators.

Schoolchildren dance on Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2020.Image copyright
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Situations have been also held in other cities throughout the region.

In Noida, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, officers carried out their very last salute with historic British-era bolt-motion rifles.

The Lee-Enfield .303 rifle was the most important firearm of British colonial armed forces forces and has continued to be made use of by law enforcement in Uttar Pradesh. But they are now currently being decommissioned and swapped for more recent weapons.

Police personnel take part in a Republic Day parade with Lee-Enfield .303 rifles in Noida on 26 January 2020.Image copyright
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In Bangalore, puppies made use of by the safety forces marched alongside officers.

India's Security Forces' Dog Squad marches during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, 26 January 2020.Graphic copyright
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Military staff from a daredevil bicycle group also carried out stunts at the city’s celebrations.

An Indian Army Jawan (soldier) belonging to the Picture copyright
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An Indian Army Jawan (soldier) belonging to the Picture copyright
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An occasion at the Sher-i-Kashmir cricket Stadium in Srinagar included dance performances.

Youths dance during the Republic Day parade at Sher-i-Kashmir cricket Stadium in Srinagar on 26 January 2020.Picture copyright
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But the day was also marked by protests. Several demonstrated around a controversial legislation that delivers citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing spiritual persecution from 3 nearby nations.

Below, protesters in Kolkata form a human chain in the highway to display opposition to the legislation, though a significant rally can take position on the outskirts of Mumbai.

Demonstrators form a human chain after Republic Day celebrations to protest against a new citizenship law in Kolkata, India, 26 January 2020.Graphic copyright
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Indian Muslim women protesters shout slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), in Mumbra on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, 26 January 2020.Picture copyright
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