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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 10:57 GMT 11:57 UK
In pictures: Pakistan celebrates

Pakistani women at flag-raising ceremony in Islamabad

Ceremonies are taking place across Pakistan as the nation celebrates 60 years since the end of British colonial rule.

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz raises national flag to begin celebrations

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz hoisted the national flag at a ceremony in the capital, Islamabad.

Wagah border ceremony

Heads of the Pakistani Rangers (L) and Indian Border Security Force shook hands at the Wagah border crossing.

Pakistani wearing garment depicting national flag at the Wagah ceremony

A man wearing a garment with Pakistani colours and the words "Long live Pakistan" raised the flag at the crossing.

Naval cadets march past the mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi

In Karachi, naval cadets marched past the mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's founder.

Girl watches Karachi ceremony

This girl with flags painted on her face was among the crowds watching the festivities.

Indian prisoner released from Pakistani jail shouts religious slogans - 13 August

On the eve of independence, Pakistan sent home 134 Indian prisoners who had crossed the border illegally.

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