Nearly 2,000 Sikhs from India have been allowed to cross over into Pakistan to complete a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
Sikhs say visiting the shrine fulfils a life-long prayer
The group, chanting religious hymns, entered Pakistan at the Wagah crossing point in Punjab.
The pilgrims were accorded a guard of honour and welcomed by representatives of the Pakistani Sikh community.
It is the first time since partition in 1947 that such a procession of Sikhs has been granted entry by Pakistan.
The group is carrying with them the sacred Sikh religious book, Guru Granth Sahib, in a gold palanquin, placed in a specially constructed carriage.
Devout Sikhs believe the journey is the fulfilment of a life-long prayer.
The pilgrimage will culminate in a special ceremony at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, near Lahore.