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.  



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jawaharlal Nehru in flag hoisting ceremony at Red fort


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

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