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Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

India Day Parade in NYC

Indian New Yorkers Sunday celebrated their vibrant culture and India's independence at a Manhattan parade with flurries of waving orange, white and green flags and the sonorous beating of double-headed drums called dhols. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India
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Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The India Day Parade marks India's Independence Day. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

The Swamibapa Pipe Band march in the 33rd
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The Swamibapa Pipe Band march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Christine Quinn, center, Speaker of the New York
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Christine Quinn, center, Speaker of the New York City Council, marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Indian film actress Vidya Balan, center, rides a
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Indian film actress Vidya Balan, center, rides a float in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 15, 2013)

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A spectator watches as participants march in the
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A spectator watches as participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

A young spectator watches as participants march in
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A young spectator watches as participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Members of Jai Bharat Dhol prepare for the
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Members of Jai Bharat Dhol prepare for the 33rd Annual India Day Parade in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Spectators watch as participants march in the 33rd
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Spectators watch as participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Participants dance during the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants dance during the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India
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Maalika Menta marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

The Swamibapa Pipe Band march in the 33rd
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The Swamibapa Pipe Band march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Indian social activist Anna Hazare, seated on back
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Indian social activist Anna Hazare, seated on back of car, waves to spectators during the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade march along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

A member of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit
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A member of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit watches as participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants march in the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Participants perform during the 33rd Annual India Day
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Participants perform during the 33rd Annual India Day Parade along Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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