Photographer Max Desfor

An armed Gurkha towers over thousands Indians in a courtyard beneath the Red Fort celebrating the first anniversary of India’s independence, in New Delhi, Aug. 15, 1948. Premier Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru addressed the throngs at the celebrations which included hoisting the Dominion flag, at lower right. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

An armed Gurkha towers over thousands Indians in a courtyard beneath the Red Fort celebrating the first anniversary of India’s independence, in New Delhi, Aug. 15, 1948. Premier Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru addressed the throngs at the celebrations which included hoisting the Dominion flag, at lower right. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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