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Asia Album: India celebrates 73rd Republic Day

Xinhua
27 Jan 2022, 13:49 GMT+10

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NEW DELHI, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- India celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday amid tight and adequate security measures and COVID-19 protocols.

The main function was organized at Rajpath in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag, and the national anthem was played. In accordance with the tradition, a booming 21-gun salute was also presented to mark the beginning of the parade.

In wake of the ongoing third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, this year only 5,000 people attended the Republic Day parade. Authorities allowed only fully-vaccinated adults and children above 15 who had received the first shot.

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