Fun & fiesta as Mexico turns 200

Tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged into the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the bicentenary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, even as mounting drug violence took a toll on national pride. Planes painted the sky with the national colours of green, white and red as thousands of Mexico City residents watched a huge parade down the main Reforma avenue heading to a night time fireworks display at the huge Zocalo central square. Text: Reuters, -indiatimes