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Wagah - the only border crossing between India and Pakistan - during the flag-lowering ceremony. Every day houndrets of people from both countries arrive to the border just for see the 15 minutes of the bizarre ceremony. After more marching in Monty Pythone style and yelling, a bugle sounds, the flags are simultaneusly lowered and folded up and the gates are slammed shut. It is a real fusion of orderly, colonial -style pomp and serious national rivalry.
The ceremony has been performed daily since it was first enacted in 1948, shortly after Partition.

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