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February 6th, 2010, 11:43 PM
Boston.com has a 40 image photoblog by Alan Taylor on India's Republic Day celebrations and other general scenes from all over India. These images, taken over the past 30 days have been compiled from various image agencies.
Link to blog (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/02/colorful_india.html)
February 5, 2010
January 26th, 2010 marked the 60th anniversary of India's adoption of the Constitution of India, and the 80th anniversary of its original 1930 Declaration of Independence from British rule. The annual holiday is celebrated as Republic Day, with a grand parade held in the capital, New Delhi, and many other celebrations across the diverse nation. Collected here are a number of photographs from the Republic Day celebrations and many more colorful glimpses of daily life from all around India.
1. Copyright PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Indian soldiers march during the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2010. Blanket fog obscured the start of India's 60th Republic Day celebrations, with the annual military parade in New Delhi held under heightened security due to fears of militant attacks.
February 6th, 2010, 11:45 PM
2. Copyright REUTERS/Ajay Verma
A Kathakali dancer performs during a cultural program in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh February 1, 2010. Kathakali is an elaborate classical dance-drama from the southern Indian state of Kerala that combines literature, music, painting, acting and dance. The dance depicts stories from Hindu mythology and is usually religious in nature.
February 6th, 2010, 11:46 PM
3. Copyright AP Photo/Channi Anand
A Jammu and Kashmir state police daredevil performs stunts during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
February 6th, 2010, 11:47 PM
4. Copyright AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
People look at illuminated buildings that house the country's main government offices, during Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
February 6th, 2010, 11:48 PM
5. Copyright AP Photo
Members of the Indian Border Security Forces mounted on camel rehearse "Beating the Retreat" as part of preparations for Republic Day celebrations at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 04:58 AM
6. Copyright AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Indian soldiers dressed in colorful clothing perform on motorcycles during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 04:59 AM
7. Copyright AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Spectators look on as a model of an Indian Air Force fighter plane is paraded during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 04:59 AM
8. Copyright MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
The Lotus Temple's silhouette is seen at sunset in New Delhi on February 3, 2010. The Bahai House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flower-like shape, was completed in 1986.
February 7th, 2010, 05:00 AM
9. Copyright AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
South Africa's Jean Paul Duminy bowls in the nets during a practice session ahead of the first cricket test match against India in Nagpur, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:01 AM
10. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
A Hindu holy man ties a turban on the banks of "Sangam," the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna during the annual month long fair "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus take a bath at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 30 days celebrated as "Magh Mela" to rid themselves of their sins and attain prosperity.
February 7th, 2010, 05:11 AM
11. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
An Indian mini-bus driver cleans his vehicle in thick fog in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:12 AM
12. Copyright REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A labourer sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 2, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:13 AM
13. Copyright AP Photo/Bikas Das
A Nanga Sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man with his face smeared with holy ash exhales smoke after puffing marijuana at a transit camp on the way to Gangasagar, in Calcutta, India, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Pilgrims started pour into the city to take a holy dip at the confluence of River Ganges and Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Calcutta, on the auspicious day of Makarsankranti on Jan. 14.
February 7th, 2010, 05:14 AM
14. Copyright REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A man stands beside a pillar of an under-construction railway bridge as he catches fish in the waters of the Bay of Bengal, on the outskirts of the southern Indian town of Rameswaram, January 14, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:14 AM
15. Copyright REUTERS/Utpal Baruah
A tiger with a tranquilizer dart stuck in its back walks inside the Assam State Zoological cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati January 30, 2010. Two adult tigers had escaped from an enclosure at the Assam Zoo triggering panic among nearly 10,000 visitors, zoo officials said. Both the tigers were later tranquilized and taken to their cages.
February 7th, 2010, 05:16 AM
16. Copyright REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
Villagers cover themselves during a sandstorm near India-Nepal border in Pilibhit in the northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh January 30, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:17 AM
17. Copyright REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
The fingers of a woman in a state of trance are seen through a lattice wall at the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi February 4, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:19 AM
18. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Beneath a partial eclipse of the Sun, a Hindu devotee offers prayers at the "Sangam," the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati on Mauni Amavasya, an auspicious day for Hindus in Allahabad, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:19 AM
19. Copyright REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A Rajasthani nomad girl reacts to the camera as others walk along with their donkeys on a street at Badshapur In the northern Indian state of Haryana January 31, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:20 AM
20. Copyright REUTERS/Amit Dave
A competitor flexes his muscles during the "Mr. Senior Gujarat 2010" bodybuilding contest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 31, 2010. More than 200 body builders across the state on Sunday participated in a contest organized by the Gujarat state body building association in an aim to encourage youth in body building sports and to aware common people about their health, a media release said.
February 7th, 2010, 05:21 AM
21. Copyright Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
An Indian woman works at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on February 01, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The Commonwealth Games are due to be held in the Indian capital from October 3-14, 2010, but concerns remain over construction of its sporting and transport infrastructure. The sheer scale of the project has drawn an enormous population of migrant workers from all over India.
February 7th, 2010, 05:22 AM
22. Copyright Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Indian children work nearby to their parents at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on January 30, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The children accompany their parents to the work site, where if they are prepared to work, they will receive money for bread and milk and be provided with dinner by the contractor.
February 7th, 2010, 05:23 AM
23. Copyright AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
A folk dancer from Kerala state looks on near his state's tableau, at a preview ahead of the Republic Day, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:24 AM
24. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
A man is seen silhouetted as he smokes on the banks of the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Despite a 2001 Supreme Court ruling ordering the cleanup of the Yamuna, and despite billions in government spending to do just that, the waterway that supplies 70 percent of New Delhi's water remains a frothy, putrid sewer.
February 7th, 2010, 05:25 AM
25. Copyright REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
An army cadet looks through a barrel of a cannon during the reunion carnival of the Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) corps in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad January 8, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:26 AM
26. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
An elderly woman begs for alms on a roadside in the old part of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:27 AM
27. Copyright AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
A Greenpeace activist dressed as a brinjal protests against Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant crop, in Bangalore, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. The Indian government is organizing a series of public consultations to decide on the approval of Bt brinjal, India's first GM crop.
February 7th, 2010, 05:28 AM
28. Copyright AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
A student spits fuel into a fireball as he performs Malkhamb, an ancient form of Indian gymnastics during the Indian Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:31 AM
29. Copyright REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man cries as he prays at the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi February 4, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:33 AM
30. Copyright AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Hindu women leave the Rameswari temple after offering prayers during the Pongal festival in Rameswaram, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils across the world.
February 7th, 2010, 05:49 AM
31. Copyright REUTERS/Babu
A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (311 miles) from Chennai January 16, 2010. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal.
February 7th, 2010, 05:50 AM
32. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
A young Buddhist monk makes a face during the Dalai Lama's prayer session at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Patna, India, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:51 AM
33. Copyright REUTERS/Babu
An employee works inside a plant of Ford Motor Co. in Maraimalar Nagar, about 50 km (31 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai February 5, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 05:52 AM
34. Copyright AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
A child is administered drops of polio vaccine at a health center at Saliasahi, Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. India is observing National Immunization Day Sunday in efforts to eradicate polio. Every year, the country mobilizes more than 2 million health workers for an immunization day, visiting more than 200 million homes.
February 7th, 2010, 05:53 AM
35. Copyright AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Models get ready backstage during the third day of the Bangalore Fashion Week in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 06:03 AM
36. Copyright AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers while bathing during the annular solar eclipse in the Banganga Lake in Mumbai, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 06:06 AM
37. Copyright REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols near fencing at the India-Pakistan border at Suchetgarh, about 30 km (19 miles) south of Jammu January 9, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 06:08 AM
38. Copyright REUTERS/Ajay Verma
A sweeper cleans the side of a road near a replica of the Eiffel Tower amid heavy fog in the early morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 18, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 06:08 AM
39. Copyright AP Photo/Bikas Das
A vendor counts money sitting on a heap of marigold flowers at a wholesale market in Calcutta, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Marigolds are widely used as strings of garland and for Hindu religious rituals.
February 7th, 2010, 06:09 AM
40. Copyright AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
An Indian farmer woman walks through a mustard field at Bisothi village, about 53 kilometers (33 miles) east of Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb.1, 2010.
February 7th, 2010, 08:17 AM
Great work guys. Was gonna start it but too lazy.
:lol: @ 32
:naughty: @ 35
February 8th, 2010, 08:30 AM
lovely images there
February 8th, 2010, 01:24 PM
But the image with the child workers on the CWG construction site is unacceptable as is the migrant workers not in proper safety clothing.....