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India-Pakistan Wagah ceremony resumes after attack

The ceremonial displays resume at the  Wagah-Attari border crossing.
The ceremonial displays resume at the Wagah-Attari border crossing. Image by Guilhem Vellut / CC BY 2.0

The famous closing-of-the-border ceremony between India and Pakistan has resumed just one day after a deadly suicide attack which killed 62 spectators on the Pakistan side of the border. In a show of solidarity against terrorism, spectators from both nations thronged the border post on Monday to cheer on their soldiers in a theatrical display of marching and saluting to mark the daily closure of the only road border crossing between the two countries. The ceremony has only stopped on one occasion since Independence, during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Read more: dawn.com