Happy Independence Day

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An officer with the Special Police in Andhra Pradesh took a self-portrait during dress rehearsals for Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad.  (Source: New York Times Lens Blog)

Sixty-Five years ago today, India gained Independence from the United Kingdom.  On that date, this was the #1 song in the United States:

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