MALAYSIA’S 57TH MERDEKA

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students hold Jalur Gemilang during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students hold Jalur Gemilang during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Fire and Rescue Department helicopter past the giant National flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Fire and Rescue Department helicopter past the giant National flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Stunt team ‘Red Army Warriors’ army perform during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Armed Forces march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of ┬áRoyal Customs Malaysia march at a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Commandos VAT69 perform during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Commandos VAT69 perform during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of Malaysian Special Operations Force march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of ┬áRoyal Malaysian Police march during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during a rehearsal for the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The Royal Malay Regiment Band wait to perform during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The Royal Malay Regiment Band wait to perform during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Participant make final checks of the giant National flag during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Participant make final checks of the giant National flag during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students makes presentations during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Participant make final checks of the giant National flag during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Participant make final checks of the giant National flag during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The Royal Malay Regiment Band wait to perform during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The Royal Malay Regiment Band wait to perform during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian military helicopter past the reviewing stand during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian military helicopter past the reviewing stand during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Student hold Jalur Gemilang during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Student hold Jalur Gemilang during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Red Crescent Society help a student who fainted during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Red Crescent Society help a student who fainted during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

An instructor carries a student who fainted during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

An instructor carries a student who fainted during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students joyfully wave flags and sing patriotic songs during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Student hold Jalur Gemilang during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. 'Malaysia...Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta' is the official theme of this year's Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song 'Warisan' popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Student hold Jalur Gemilang during the 57th Merdeka celebrations at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2014. ‘Malaysia…Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta’ is the official theme of this year’s Merdeka. The theme is taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Warisan’ popularised by the late Sudirman Haji Arshad. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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