In Pictures: Indian Republic Day celebrations

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US President Barack Obama (top 2nd L) waves as he and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. Rain threatened to dampen the excitement around Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops prepared on Monday for a dazzling military parade where he will be the chief guest. (Reuters)

US President Barack Obama (L) holds an umbrella next to India's Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari before the start of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. Rain threatened to dampen the excitement around Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops prepared on Monday for a dazzling military parade where he will be the chief guest. (reuters)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L-R), U.S. President Barack Obama, India's President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. Rain threatened to dampen the excitement around Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops prepared on Monday for a dazzling military parade where he will be the chief guest. (Reuters)

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard on a street leading to Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Security has been beefed up across the city where U.S. President Barack Obama is chief guest Monday at the annual Republic Day festivities, which mark the anniversary of India's democratic constitution coming into force. (AP)

 

Indian security officers stand guard on a street where the Republic Day parade will pass through in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Security has been beefed up across the city where U.S. President Barack Obama is chief guest Monday at the annual Republic Day festivities, which mark the anniversary of India's democratic constitution coming into force. (AP)

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