Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence

Performers wearing illuminated LED suits on the parade square, called the ‘Padang’, during the National Day Parade in Singapore, August 9, 2015. The parade features a military column, an aerial flypast titled ‘Salute to the Nation’, dance performances and ends with a firework display over the Marina Bay. Singapore is celebrating its golden jubilee with a yearlong national campaign titled ‘SG50’ to commemorate its 50th anniversary of independence when the island nation separated from the Federation of Malaysia on 09 August 1965. (EPA/WALLACE WOON)