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Mexico celebrates independence anniversary

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 00:49

Sept. 16 - Tens of thousands of Mexicans refuse to let rain or protests dampen spirits as they celebrate the anniversary of their independence movement. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Mexicans cheer President Felipe Calderon on the anniversary of their independence movement. The president gave the call to arms that rang out in 1810 against Spanish colonialists. Tens of thousands gathered for the rain-drenched celebration as fireworks lit the sky. Amid the music and festivities, a small band of protesters denounced what they say was a fraudulent presidential election. But they were far outnumbered as revelers heralded 202 years since the start of the revolt against Spain. The country eventually won independence in 1821.

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Mexico celebrates independence anniversary

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 00:49