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In photos: Independence Day celebrations

Photos by Shahbaz Butt

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Pakistani police of the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi on August 14. [Rizwan Tabassum/AFP]

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Pakistanis take part in Independence Day celebrations in Quetta on August 14 as the nation marks the anniversary of independence from British rule. [Banaras Khan/AFP]

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Pakistani police with the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi on August 14. [Rizwan Tabassum/AFP]

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Pakistani girls hold a national flag in front of the mausoleum of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi on August 14. [Rizwan Tabassum/AFP]

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Workers in Peshawar decorate a car in preparation for Independence Day. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Young men in Peshawar blow bugles as Independence Day nears. [Shahbaz Butt]

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A vendor in Peshawar offers a variety of merchandise for celebrating Independence Day. [Shahbaz Butt]

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A customer August 10 in Peshawar selects a national flag from a roadside stall. [Shahbaz Butt]

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A boy August 10 in Peshawar displays a variety of merchandise meant for Independence Day celebrations. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Girls August 10 in Peshawar sing patriotic songs at an event held in connection with Independence Day. [Shahbaz Butt]

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National flags are shown on sale at Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar August 10, four days before Independence Day. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Children have the national flag painted on their faces at Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar. [Shahbaz Butt]

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistanis Wednesday (August 14) turned out nationwide to celebrate Independence Day.

Many citizens are enjoying a return to normal life after a multi-year fight against militants and terrorist groups that cost the country thousands of lives.

The country declared independence from the British empire August 14, 1947.

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