Colourful national day decorations in pictures
Wherever you look, the colours of the UAE flag are displayed proudly as the country prepares to celebrate national day. Vehicles, residences, commercial and government establishments have been decorated to show love and patriotism for the country.
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Barack Obama laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat and planted a sapling in the complex.
Funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way in a cavernous mosque in the capital.
Contestants present a colourful spectacle as they take part in the national costume show