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In this handout picture taken 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten rides in a carriage alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten prior to witnessing the raising of the Indian tricolour for the first time at India Gate in New Delhi. Getty Images.

 

 

 

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In this handout picture taken 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten (C) gestures as he rides in a carriage alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten prior to witnessing the raising of the Indian tri-colour. AFP / Getty Images

 

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In this handout picture taken on 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten (C) gestures alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten (2R) and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (R) as they witnesses the raising of the Indian tricolour for the first time at India Gate in New Delhi.  AFP/ Getty Images

 

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17 August 1960: Indian prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) addresses the crowd in Delhi, on the occasion of India’s 14th Independence day. Above him flies the national flag of India. Central Press/Getty Images

 

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