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Pakistanis celebrate 65th Independence Day

2012-08-14 09:22:00 GMT2012-08-14 17:22:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Pakistani policemen attend a ceremony to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Pakistani students sing national anthem during a ceremony to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Pakistani students hold national flags during a ceremony to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Pakistani government officials attend a ceremony to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Pakistani policemen attend a ceremony to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

A ceremony was held to celebrate 65th Pakistan's Independence Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Aug. 14, 2012. Pakistan's Independence Day is observed every year on Aug. 14, the day on which Pakistan got independence from the British rule in 1947.

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