In Pictures: The Bahamas 50th Independence Celebrations
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In a spectacular show of events, the Bahamas celebrated 50 years of Independence from British rule. The road to 50 years started last year with a series of events that culminated on Sunday night at Clifford Park where dignitaries and thousands of Bahamians gathered in celebration.
The Prime Minister’s Legacy Ball on Saturday showcased glittering fashion and exuberant styles as world leaders like Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell, US Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland chatted and sat around the dinner table.
Sunday night into Monday morning, uniformed officers marched the open field, dancers skipped and swayed to the rhythmic Bahamian music, and firecrackers lit the sky at the high-spirited service and celebration.