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Ancient Bazaars Of Rawalpindi

Take a stroll through the centuries old bazaars of inner city, Rawalpindi, Pakistan ,where each street specializes in some ancient trade or craft and everything seems in furious motion and very calm and laid back  at the same time!

The numerous cafes & food stalls add delicious aromas to the air. There is a distinct feeling of timelessness, despite the modern vehicular traffic added to the fray. 

Northern Pakistan

A mere one hour's flight from Islamabad,the world changes.You find yourself amongst some of the tallest mountains in the world,where the three great ranges of the Karakorum,the Himalayas and the Hindukush converge. Breath takingly beautiful where the stark,snow capped mountains contrast with the lush,blossoming valleys and the many aquamarine,crystal clear rivers and streams which converge to make the mighty river Indus of the plains below.No cameras can capture the gorgeousness of the vistas here.

Shangri-La

Located in the Picteresque Skardu Valley of Baltistan,NorthernPakistan,around the Lower Kachura Lake,aka Shangrila Lake,is this famous resort.Its spectacular location alone warrants a visit when in the area.

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Selling Camel rides around the Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan for a living

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Lahore, Pakistan

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A Common sight in the cities and villages around the mountainous region of Pakistan. These poor villagers trap monkeys and then train them to perform stunts/acts for a living. A Quite brutal process, unfortunately, but allowed unchecked.

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A rabbab player with his son.

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Endless grind of life (inner city, Lahore)

On the border

Daily Military Dusk rituals at Pak-India border at Wagah.

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Guavas in season. Lahore,Pakistan

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Day begins on the streets of old city, Lahore.

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Brick Kilns, Punjab,Pakistan

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Old city, Lahore awakening with day break.

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Daily commerce of life. Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Lahore Train Station

Lahore Railway Station

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The Buddha Monument

The Manthal Buddha Rock,situated in the Skardu Valley,represents the late phase of the"Golden Era Of Buddhism"in the upper Indus Valley,between the 8-10 centuries AD.This relief on a large yellow rock depicts the meditating Buddha surrounded by small Bodhisattvas and two standing Metreyias(future Buddhas) A local tradtion of throwing stones at a particular spot on this rock, for your wishes to be granted, does not help in protecting this priceless historical edifice,offically protected by the antiquities act though it is.

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A proud ex-serviceman in Shigar, Baltistan,Pakistan

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Border Guard, Wagah,Pakistan

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William Wallace Impersonator, Edinburgh,Scotland

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Tea break

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Samandar Khan, Rawalpindi

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Village Head

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Water Buffalo,Pakistan

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