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NEAR-Fest Official News and Information => Mister Mike's "Mishigoss" Board => Multimedia => Topic started by: W1RC on February 07, 2014, 11:13:34 PM

Title: Closing the Border
Post by: W1RC on February 07, 2014, 11:13:34 PM
This is straight out of Monty Python's Flying Circus but it's very real.  Every day the only open highway border crossing between India and Pakistan is ceremoniously closed for the night by elite troops of both the Indian and Pakistani armies.

The two religious groups, Indian Hindus and Pakistani Moslems have been enemies since time immemorial and since each gained independence from Great Britain in 1948 several wars have been fought.

Here's a somewhat longer version of the ceremony:

And a new one in hi-definition

Ya gotta love this stuff.