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Sri Lanka marks 65th anniversary of Independence Day
Xinhua | February 05, 2013 09:57
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 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (1st R) attends the country's 65th Independence Day celebration in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Sameera)
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (1st R) attends the country's 65th Independence Day celebration in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Sameera)


Police band participate in a military parade to celebrate Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013.(Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
Police band participate in a military parade to celebrate Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013.(Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)


Soldiers participate in a military parade to celebrate Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013.(Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
Soldiers participate in a military parade to celebrate Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013.(Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)


 Sri Lankan navy personnel prepare to fire a 21-gun salute on the seafront Galle Face Promenade to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
Sri Lankan navy personnel prepare to fire a 21-gun salute on the seafront Galle Face Promenade to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)


Sri Lankan navy personnel fire a 21-gun salute on the seafront Galle Face Promenade to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
Sri Lankan navy personnel fire a 21-gun salute on the seafront Galle Face Promenade to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)


A group of Sri Lankan prisoners exit from a prison complex after being released during Independence Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013. More than a thousand convicts were freed to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain, prison official said. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
A group of Sri Lankan prisoners exit from a prison complex after being released during Independence Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013. More than a thousand convicts were freed to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain, prison official said. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)


A group of Sri Lankan prisoners exit from a prison complex after being released during Independence Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 4, 2013. More than a thousand convicts were freed to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain, prison official said. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)
A group of Sri Lankan prisoners exit from a prison complex after being released during Independence Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2013. More than a thousand convicts were freed to mark Sri Lanka's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain, prison official said. (Xinhua/Pushpika Karunaratne)



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