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Happy Independence Day

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Pakistan Independence Day fireworks

It is the 14th of August and Pakistan’s 67th anniversary today. Although it is supposed to be a day that celebrates our freedom, sadly it means being trapped inside the capital for the citizens of Islamabad. In fear of Imran Khan’s “Azadi March” (freedom march), the government has blocked all roads in and out of […]

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The charming Hazrat Hussein

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Hazrat Hussain Kalash Chitral

Hazrat Hussein runs a small tea stop in Bamboret, Chitral. This is the where the majority of the pagan Kalashi people live. However, as evident from his name, Hussein is a Muslim. It wasn’t clear if he was once Kalash himself, but more likely he migrated here from surrounding areas of Chitral or elsewhere in […]

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Westar Activ Chronograph

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Activ Westar watch

Westar is a watch maker that is mainly popular in the Middle East. They sell a wide variety of watches that appeal to both men and women. There is even a product line for kids. The Activ series seen above is a line of sporty watches for men.

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Gazebo on Mars

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Martian gazebo

The red planet offers some breathtaking views, thanks to its rust-infested atmosphere. However, the scenes must be even more captivating when seen together with earth plant life and manmade structures. This is what it might look like: Ok, it’s actually an infrared image, without the processing that exchanges blue and red color channels. However, it […]

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Meadow Radiance

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Infrared meadow Islamabad

Infrared shot of a quiet and relatively untouched part of Islamabad. Fatima Jinnah Park is situated in the heart of the capital city. Besides the developed parts, the park retains pockets of untouched nature where a number of wildlife species have made a home. Shot this on a slow day by climbing down from the […]

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Irshad from Swat

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Pakistan Swat-valley local boy

This is Irshad, a local boy from Malam Jabba, the more famous of Pakistan’s ski resort. He sells snacks to tourists that are starting to return after years of unrest. Many people I have met from this region have distinct features, such as gray or green eyes. The resort is situated in the Swat Valley […]

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Baloch Tribesman

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Baloch tribesman headdress

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest, most mineral-rich and least explored province. Its population consists of a number of different tribes with unique traditions and dresses. Here is a Baloch, adorned in traditional robes and headgear.

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Abbasi Mosque

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Abbasi Mosque Derawar Fort

Abbasi Masjid is a mid-19th century mosque, situated in front of the main gate to Derawar Fort. This was shot late at night soon after we arrived for the Cholistan desert rally.

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Galloping precision of tent pegging

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Tent pegging horse gallop

Tent pegging is a traditional Pakistani sport that involves a rider on horseback galloping at full speed and skewering an inch-wide wooden peg. This shot was taken at a tent-pegging event held in Islamabad’s F-9 park.