India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day today, with flag-unfurling and memorial ceremonies conducted across the globe. Indian citizens, whether at home or abroad, marked the occasion of the birth of their nation with great joy and happiness.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day Address was watched around the world.
"On behalf of the people of India, I bow to all those great women and men who sacrificed themselves for the nation during the freedom movement," the PM said.
Here are some pictures that capture the mood of the Indian diaspora and citizens this August 15.
Singapore and ASEAN
Middle East and Africa
UK and Europe
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