Rare snaps when India woke up to freedom


See the rare pictures captured on August 15, 1947 when India declared as independent from the centuries old colonial rule.  

 

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Governor General Lord Mountbatten salutes India's National flag as Edwina Mountbatten, second right, and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, right, look on during India's first Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru being sworn in as the Prime Minister of India

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People throng in to participate in India's first Independence Day celebrations at Raisina Hill in New Delhi

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Lady Mountbatten and others during the flag hoisting ceremony held at Red fort

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A Contingent of the Royal Indian Navy lined up at India Gate, New Delhi, during the Independence Day celebrations

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A crowd which participated in the Independence Day Celebrations at India Gate

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People participating in India's first Independence Day celebrations at Raisina Hill

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People gathered to celebrate the first Independence Day at the Raisina Hill

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Jawaharlal Nehru in flag hoisting ceremony at Red fort

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Huge crowd which witnessed the flag hoisting by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Red Fort

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