India celebrates 71st Republic Day

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India’s cultural diversity, military might and socio-economic progress are on display during the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the capital Delhi.

It’s the anniversary of the day when the country was declared a republic in 1950.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is the chief guest at the 90-minute long official ceremony.

Celebrations are also underway in the UAE with the Indian diplomatic missions leading the way.

Some Indian curriculum schools have given students the day off.

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