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Monday, 31 December, 2001, 17:15 GMT
In pictures: The last train
The only rail link between India and Pakistan has been severed after 25 years, bringing to a halt all direct contact between the people of the two countries.


An Indian border soldier escorts the last train leaving Attari station for Pakistan
It was the end of the line for the oldest trans-border rail link in the subcontinent

An Indian border soldier bids goodbye to Pakistani passengers
The link has been cut by India as part of its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan

Pakistani passengers getting ready to board the train for Pakistan
Rising political tensions have affected civilians on both sides of the border

Tearful relatives bid goodbyes as the last train leaves for Delhi
Emotions welled up as passengers boarded the last train for Delhi

An Indian boy looks out as the train leaves Lahore station
But there is still some hope amid the mounting military tension

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