Sunday, November 10, 2013

Borderline Euphoria

An otherwise nondescript village of Wagah  is where the millennia old (2500 km ) Grand Trunk Road  intersects the  more recent (2900km ) India - Pakistan border.  Sunset time every day, soldiers from either side of the border perform the 'Beating Retreat ' ceremony. 

A simple routine of lowering the respective national flags has over the years, developed itself as a major patriotic tourist attraction.  Soldiers mimic each other ferociously, cheered by crowds resembling a stadium staging cricket match between the estranged neighbours. 

Images from one such evening ... 

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