In Pics: Indian Independence Day celebrations around the globe

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.

India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd at the Red Fort in New Delhi prior to the Independence Day ceremony. Photo coutesy: Twitter/@narendramodi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd at the Red Fort in New Delhi prior to the Independence Day ceremony. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi
The flag unfurling ceremony on the parapets of Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India's 72nd Independence Day. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi
The flag unfurling ceremony on the parapets of Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India's 72nd Independence Day. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi
The crowd at the Red Fort forming the Hindi word 'Bharat' to commemorate Independence Day. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi
The crowd at the Red Fort forming the Hindi word 'Bharat' to commemorate Independence Day. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi

Singapore and ASEAN

Flag unfurling at the Indian high Commission in Singapore to mark Independence Day. Photo courtesy: HCI
Flag unfurling at the Indian High Commission in Singapore to mark Independence Day. Photo courtesy: HCI
Cultural performances by enthusiastic students of Indian schools, cheered by more than 800 people attending the flag hoisting ceremony on a working day in Singapore
Cultural performances by enthusiastic students of Indian schools, cheered by more than 800 people attending the flag hoisting ceremony on a working day in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor

Middle East and Africa

Thousands of Indian nationals gathered at CGI, Dubai for the 72nd Independence Day celebrations. ACG Sumathi Vasudev hoisted the national flag @cgidubai
Thousands of Indian nationals gathered at CGI, Dubai for the 72nd Independence Day celebrations. ACG Sumathi Vasudev hoisted the national flag. Photo courtesy:Twitter/@cgidubai
Ambassador H E Mr Ahmad Javed unfurled the National Flag in the midst of hundreds of community members @IndEmbRiyadh
India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia H E Ahmad Javed unfurled the National Flag in the midst of hundreds of community members. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndEmbRiyadh

UK and Europe

India’s independent day celebrations at India House by H.E. Shri Y.K. Sinha @IndiaTourismUK
India’s independent day celebrations at India House with H.E. Y.K. Sinha, HCI, UK. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiaTourismUK

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