Pakistani on Monday celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule and partition from India.

While airshows in Islamabad and Karachi eclipsed celebrations in the two cities, residents celebrated and rallied across the country.

Here is how Pakistan celebrated on August 14, 2017.

 

The portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is seen at at the Wagah border post as a Pakistani Ranger (top) unfurls the Pakistani national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Independence Day. —AFP
The portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is seen at at the Wagah border post as a Pakistani Ranger (top) unfurls the Pakistani national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Independence Day. —AFP

 

A resident drives his car decorated with national flags to mark Independence Day in Peshawar on August 14. —AFP
A resident drives his car decorated with national flags to mark Independence Day in Peshawar on August 14. —AFP

 

People arrive to watch Pakistan Air Force fighter jets during an air show to celebrate the 70th independence anniversary in Islamabad. —AP
People arrive to watch Pakistan Air Force fighter jets during an air show to celebrate the 70th independence anniversary in Islamabad. —AP

 

Sikhs hold nationals flags as they march during a celebration in Peshawar. —AFP
Sikhs hold nationals flags as they march during a celebration in Peshawar. —AFP

 

People from the Pakistani Sikh community celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Peshawar. —AP
People from the Pakistani Sikh community celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Peshawar. —AP

 

People buy Pakistani flags to celebrate the Independence Day in Rawalpindi. — AP
People buy Pakistani flags to celebrate the Independence Day in Rawalpindi. — AP

 

A military band performs during a flag hoisting ceremony. —AFP
A military band performs during a flag hoisting ceremony. —AFP

 

Residents carry a huge flag during a rally in Quetta. —AFP
Residents carry a huge flag during a rally in Quetta. —AFP

 

Residents march on horses during a rally in Peshawar. —AFP
Residents march on horses during a rally in Peshawar. —AFP

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