Crowds celebrate India, Pakistan's independence with parades, dance

Asian nations take to the streets to celebrate 65th year of independence from British rule
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Pakistan Rangers Director General, Major General Mian Mohammad Hilal Hussain (3R) offers sweets to Indian Border Security Force Deputy Inspector General Sanjeev Bhanot (L) on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day at Wagah border on August 14, 2011. Pakistan celebrated its creation after independence from British rule in 1947 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani students wave national flags at the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on August 14, 2011, to mark the Independence Day of Pakistan. All three Armed Forces joined the nation in celebrations of the Independence Day of Pakistan and organised various events to mark the day (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) servicemen play bagpipes during celebrations marking India's Independence Day at The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on August 15, 2011. A strike, sponsored by both hardline and moderate factions of the Kashmiri's main separatist alliance, cleared the streets of the summer capital Srinagar and shut all shops and businesses (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani Rangers march during the flag hoisting ceremony from the Pakistani side of the Wagah border on August 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A weaver works is seen on a display with a portrait of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi during celebrations marking the country's Independence Day in Secunderabad (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani Navy cadets march at the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi. In his Independence Day address Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said Pakistan is faced with the challenge of terrorism but the whole nation is united to thwart the threat (AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Indian police motorcyclist team preform during a full dress rehearsal for Indian Independence Day Celebrations in Srinagar. India celebrates its independence from British rule in 1947 on August 15 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian school children sit in formation as they depict India's national flag during a full dress rehearsal for Independence Day Celebrations at The Red Fort in New Delhi (AFP/Getty Images)
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Flag vendors sell the Indian tri-colour national flag to commuters driving past in Bangalore on August 13, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kashmiri women look on during celebrations marking India's Independence Day at The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on August 15, 2011(AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian police personnel stand guard by the India Gate monument in New Delhi on August 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Images of Mahatma Gandhi are displayed at the 'Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust' at the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram on the eve of India's Independence Day in Ahmedabad August 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani peoples wave national flags at the flag hoisting ceremony from the Pakistani side of the Wagah border on August 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Women activists with the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) pray to mark national Independence Day during a rally in Peshawar (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C) walks in a downpour of heavy rain as he inspects a guard of honour of Indian troops prior to delivering a speech from the ramparts of The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2011, on India's 65th Independence Day (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and civilians dance during celebrations marking India's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan border in Wagah on August 15, 2011(AFP/Getty Images)
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Special Police Force personnel from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh march past during celebrations marking India's Independence Day in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city, on August 15, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A police drum major leads his marching band during celebrations marking India's Independence Day in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city, on August 15, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Girl Guides from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh march past during celebrations marking India's Independence Day in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city, on August 15, 2011(AFP/Getty Images)
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Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) personnel adjust their headgear before celebrations marking India's Independence Day at The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on August 15, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)