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India celebrated the Republic Day with Barack Obama as guest of honor

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The Republic Day celebrates the anniversary of the entry into force of the democratic constitution of India in 1950. Beyond the show of military power, the parade included floats adorned reflected the cultural diversity of the country.

India today celebrated the Republic Day with a military parade and cultural attended as guest of honor of the president of EE. UU., Barack Obama.

The parade was headed by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, 79, who during his speech on the occasion of Republic Day referred to some of the evils that hit his country and said that Indian leaders are determined to "end poverty through inclusive development "and called for respect for women, a very sensitive issue in India.

"It hurts to see that Mother India is not respected by their children in relation to the safety of women. Atrocities such as rape, murder, harassment, abduction or deaths related to dowry have made women afraid even in their own homes , "said Mukherjee.

The Indian president also referred to a "remarkable" which occurred last year, which was the victory with an absolute majority in the general election, "after 30 years," BJP's now prime minister, Narendra Modi, giving stability the country.

The US president, Barack Obama, presided over a massive military equipment, bands and lavishly dressed camels becoming the first US leader to be honored as guest of honor at the annual festivities Republic Day of India.

The crowd erupted in cheers when Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, left his armored limousine and took his place on the parade route, soaked by the rain, in the capital, New Delhi.

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