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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 January, 2004, 12:47 GMT
In pictures: India and Pakistan restore train links
The Samjhauta  Express  crosses into India
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There was jubilation as the first train for two years crossed the India-Pakistan border on Thursday
Pakistan Railway employees wash wagons of the Samjhauta Express
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Lahore station workers spent Thursday making sure the Samjhauta (Friendship) Express looked its best for its breakthrough India trip
Security officials and explosives sniffer dog
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Pakistani security staff had to check carriages and rails for explosives.
Travelling family with baby born after the border was sealed
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Many families, divided by the border, jumped at the opportunity to introduce new additions.
The deadlock stopped people from travelling since the nuclear-armed rivals were on the brink of war
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Others basked in the excitement of seeing their loved ones again.
Indian woman boarding the Samjhauta Express in Lahore
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For some the emotional strain of separation was too much to bear.
Hundreds gathered on the platforms to wave the passengers off
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But the break in the travel deadlock between the two nuclear neighbours has everyone smiling.
Train crosses the border
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For the journalists at the border, it was the perfect photo opportunity





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