Photos: Gearing up for the 70th Independence Day

With less than a week to go, festive and security arrangements across India are already underway to commemorate the 70th anniversary of India's independence from British rule on August 15.

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India will commemorate its 70th year of independence from British Raj on August 15. The Centre has decided to observe this Independence Day as ‘Sankalp Parva’ or the Day of Resolve, appealing that citizens dedicate themselves towards social causes and share their ideas towards a new India. With less than a week to go, festive and security arrangements across the nation are already underway. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India will commemorate its 70th year of independence from British Raj on August 15. The Centre has decided to observe this Independence Day as ‘Sankalp Parva’ or the Day of Resolve, appealing that citizens dedicate themselves towards social causes and share their ideas towards a new India. With less than a week to go, festive and security arrangements across the nation are already underway. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

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School children wave the national flag during a rehearsal for celebrations to be held on the occasion of 70th Independence Day at a government school, in Jammu. (PTI)

School children wave the national flag during a rehearsal for celebrations to be held on the occasion of 70th Independence Day at a government school, in Jammu. (PTI)

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A policewoman reacts after a fall from a motorcycle while taking part in a rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave/REUTERS)

A policewoman reacts after a fall from a motorcycle while taking part in a rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave/REUTERS)

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A worker prepares Indian national flags at a workshop in New Delhi. (Money Sharma/AFP)

A worker prepares Indian national flags at a workshop in New Delhi. (Money Sharma/AFP)

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Workers paint a statue of the national emblem, a depiction of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka, ahead of the 70th year of independence at the state secretariat building in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP)

Workers paint a statue of the national emblem, a depiction of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka, ahead of the 70th year of independence at the state secretariat building in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP)

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Police personnel take part in an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Amritsar, Punjab. (Narinder Nanu/AFP)

Police personnel take part in an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Amritsar, Punjab. (Narinder Nanu/AFP)

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With Independence day just around the corner, the presence of security personnel has been increased at key locations in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

With Independence day just around the corner, the presence of security personnel has been increased at key locations in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

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A worker prepares kite-thread in Jammu. Kite flying is a popular sport which sees a surge across the country in the days leading up to Independence Day. (PTI)

A worker prepares kite-thread in Jammu. Kite flying is a popular sport which sees a surge across the country in the days leading up to Independence Day. (PTI)

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A man folds the tricolour for sale ahead of the upcoming Independence day celebrations at a workshop in New Delhi. (Money Sharma/AFP)

A man folds the tricolour for sale ahead of the upcoming Independence day celebrations at a workshop in New Delhi. (Money Sharma/AFP)

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