In pictures: Pakistan marks Independence Day

Source: BBC News

There have been celebrations and ceremonies in Pakistan as it marks the 70th anniversary of its creation as a sovereign state.

Pakistani residents carry national flags as they watch fireworks in Islamabad on 14 August 2017 to mark Independence Day.Image copyrightEPA
Image captionThere were fireworks at midnight to mark the moment of partition from India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947
A Pakistani Ranger (top) unfurls the Pakistani national flag as Pakistani people (R/L) watch during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on 14 August 2017Image copyrightAFP
Image captionCrowds watched as the Pakistani flag was hoisted at Wagah, the only functioning land border crossing with India. India marks its independence on Tuesday
Pakistani girls attend a ceremony at the mausoleum of founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as national celebrates the Independence Day, in Karachi, Pakistan, 14 August 2017Image copyrightEPA
Image captionIn Karachi, a ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan
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