Pakistan, India celebrate Independence Day

Pakistan, India celebrate Independence Day

Anjuman-E-Islam schoolchildren, wearing colours of the Indian national flag, pose as they make a pledge on the eve of Independence Day in Ahmedabad. India on August 15 will celebrate its 65th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule. (AFP)

A face-painted Pakistani youth gestures in front of his national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day on the Pakistan-India border at Wagah. Pakistan on August 14 celebrated its 65th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule. (AFP)

Indian school children wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of Independence Day at India-Pakistan Wagah Border Post. Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on August 14 and India on August 15. (AFP)

Pakistani Rangers (black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (brown) perform the flag off ceremony at India-Pakistan Wagah Border Post. Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on August 14 and India on August 15. (AFP)

Pakistanis waves their national flags during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day on the Pakistan-India border at Wagah. Pakistan on August 14 celebrated its 65th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule. (AFP)

A pedestrian is seen past Indian national flags outside a makeshift shop on the eve of Independence Day in Kolkata on August 14, 2012. India on August 15 will celebrate its 65th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule. (AFP)

Pakistan Rangers Director General, Major General Mian Mohammad Hilal Hussain (R), offers sweets to Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General Sanjeev Bhanot (2nd L) and BSF Commander Sumer Singh (2nd R) during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day on the Pakistan-India border at Wagah. (AFP)

Indian workers hang a large Indian flag used to shield dignitaries at the India Gate Monument as it is secured for Independence Day ceremonies in New Delhi, India. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15. (AP)

A young Indian child carries the Indian flag as he takes part in a street play during rehearsal for the Indian Independence Day celebrations in the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India. (AP)

Indian soldiers take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (REUTERS)

Indian soldiers march past the historic Red Fort during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Delhi. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (REUTERS)

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