An unusual view of Pakistan’s Wagah Border

March 19, 2012

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(Photo by Odette Yousef)
Girls celebrate on the Pakistani side of the Waghah Border.

Pakistan and India’s rivalry dates back to the partition of August 1947. The animosity between the two countries concerns the world as both have built significant nuclear arsenals. To date, Indians and Pakistanis engage daily in well-spirited, tongue-in-cheek displays of mock rivalry. It happens on a strip of highway that crosses the border between the countries’ Punjab provinces. WBEZ’s Odette Yousef was in Pakistan recently to witness the fanfare. She brings Worldview an audio postcard from the Pakistani side of the border.

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