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In pictures: Uprising celebrations

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

Performers in Delhi were ready before dawn for celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of India's landmark uprising against British rule.

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

The British were represented by a giant floating ghoul.

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

Artists from around the country took part.

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

Indian historians call the uprising the First War of Independence. UK historians call it a mutiny.

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

PM Manmohan Singh (r) called the revolt "a shining example of our national unity".

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

The carnival atmosphere contrasts with the brutal events of 1857 in which thousands of people were killed.

India's 150th anniversary uprising celebrations in Delhi

The revolt led to the British government taking over direct rule from the East India Company.






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