The ceremony at Wagah, the only road border crossing between the two countries, is an adaptation of a simple military exercise that has become a spectacle over the last 60-plus years since independence was gained from the British.
A Pakistani girl wearing a Halloween costume holds a ten-rupee note in Islamabad on October 29, 2010. While Halloween is relatively little known in Pakistan, its popularity is growing in the country's larger cities. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
Finally, some good news out of Pakistan. Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has received an International Emmy Award in the Current Affairs category for her brave, fascinating documentary Children of the Taliban.
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