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Close-Up: Pakistan's truck art

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This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

The tradition of painting trucks in Pakistan is long and colourful.

It started out as a way for truck drivers to take reminders of home with them on long journeys, and over the years drivers have used everything from wood, metal, jangling chains, shiny objects and even 3D creations to decorate their trucks.

Pakistan correspondent Aleem Maqbool soon discovered the more elaborate and vibrant the better.

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