Republic Day

Indian policeman performs a stunt on motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu...An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2015. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India 

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015. India's capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama's visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world's most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world's two largest democracies will attend India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)

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Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.

A stray dog chases India's BSF Daredevils motorcycle riders as they perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi...A stray dog chases India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders as they perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: ANIMALS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT)

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A stray dog chases India’s Border Security Force ‘Daredevil’ motorcycle riders as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi 

The Frecce Tricolori (three-color arrows) Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly above the "Vittoriano", the Unknown Soldier monument, on the occasion of the Republic Day military parade, in Rome, Monday, June 2, 2014. The Republic Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic after a referendum held on June 2, 1946 in which Italians chose the form of government between monarchy and republic following WWII.

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The Frecce Tricolori Italian air force acrobatic team fly above the Vittoriano monument to the unknown soldier, at the Republic day military parade in Rome

Nepalese masked dancers perform during celebrations for the 7th anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on May 29, 2014. Political parties in Nepal are working to draft a new constitution following the country's Constituent Assembly elections held on November 19, 2013.

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Dancers in Nepal perform during celebrations for the seventh anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on Thursday

Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi...Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Sunday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

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Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Sunday 

Indian soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Indian Republic Day is celebrated on Jan. 26 every year.

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Indian soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic day parade in New Delhi. Indian Republic day is celebrated every January 26.

Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi...Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. India celebrates its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 

Indian soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi...Indian soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 2, 2014. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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Indian soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.