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Google marks India’s 72nd Independence Day with colourful doodle

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    New Delhi, Aug 15: Google Doodle, the search giant on Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of India's Independence with a colourful and artistic doodle inspired by the nation's truck art.

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    The doodle features a couple of peacocks crossing their beaks in an intimate gesture, flanked on both sides by a Bengal tiger and an Asian elephant. Other elements in the doodle comprise a pool of water studded with lilies, a sun rising in the backdrop and a riot of colourful flowers.

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    Independence Day is annually celebrated as a national holiday on August 15 to commemorate India's independence from the United Kingdom on that very date in 1947.

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    In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Prasar Bharati has partnered with Google and its video sharing platform YouTube to telecast the Independence Day programme live online.

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