#SG50: IN PHOTOS: Singapore’s National Day celebrations

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#SG50: IN PHOTOS: Singapore’s National Day celebrations
A look at the visual treat that is Singapore's National Day celebrations, complete with a military parade, a fly-past, a colorful procession, and grand fireworks

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s National Day extravaganza was a visual treat for citizens, tourists, and people worldwide watching the celebrations. 

As independent Singapore turned 50 on Sunday, August 9, it put on its grandest National Day commemoration yet, complete with a military parade, a fly-past, a colorful procession, and a grand fireworks display. 

Singapore’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was the subject of a video tribute on the city-state’s first National Day since his death in March. 

Here are photos from the festivities: 

People watch a column of military and civil defense vehicles making their way to their starting positions prior to the National Day Parade in Singapore, 09 August 2015. Photo by Tom White/EPA
Singaporeans pose for photographs with a balloon sculpture spelling out 'SG50' during a National Day Observance Ceremony. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

 

Military and civilian contingents formed up on the parade square, called the 'Padang,' during the National Day Parade in Singapore. The parade features a military column, and an aerial flypast titled 'Salute to the Nation.' Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

 

An image of the late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, is displayed on an electronic board above the crowd during the National Day Parade in Singapore. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
Performers wearing illuminated LED suits dance on the parade square during the National Day Parade in Singapore. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
The guard of honor contingents march past the National Gallery in front of the parade square. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
A young girl with an 'SG50' logo painted on her face raised is raised above the crowd. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
A slow shutter image of a guard of honor contingent carrying the military formation colors march on to the parade square. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
A man waves a national flag as fireworks explode in the background during the National Day Parade. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA
A fireworks display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations. Photo by Tom White/EPA

– Rappler.com 

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