Celebrating Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day [In Pictures]

An aerobatic team performs during celebrations to mark the country’s Independence Day in Islamabad on August 14, 2017. [Via AFP]
People celebrate the Independence Day, in Karachi, Pakistan, 14 August 2017. [Via EPA]
There were fireworks at midnight to mark the moment of partition from India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947. [Via EPA]
Attendees wave Pakistan’s national flag while singing national songs at a ceremony to celebrate the country’s 70th Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2017. [Via REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro]
Spectators watch Pakistan Air Force fighter jets demonstrate an aerobatic maneuver during an air show to celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. [Via AP Photo/Anjum Naveed]
A man on the motor bike holds a national flag as he watches an air show to celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Islamabad, Pakistan August 14, 2017. [Via REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood]
A Pakistani vendor paints the color of the Pakistani flag on a girl’s face celebrating the 70th Independence Day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pakistan gained its independence from British colonial rule in 1947. [Via AP Photo/B.K. Bangash]
People from Pakistani Sikh community celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pakistan gained its independence from British colonial rule in 1947. [Via AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad]
A girl holds a national flag as she attends a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2017. [Via REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro]
A Pakistani Sailor stands guard at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan during a parade to celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pakistanis commemorated its independence from British colonial rule in 1947. [Via AP Photo/Shakil Adil]
A government building is seen illuminated with national flag, ahead of Pakistan’s Independence Day in Lahore, Pakistan August 13, 2017. [Via REUTERS/Mohsin Raza]
Crowds watched as the Pakistani flag was hoisted at Wagah, the only functioning land border crossing with India. India marks its independence on Tuesday. [Via EPA]
The festivities come at a time of political upheaval in Pakistan, after Nawaz Sharif was ousted as prime minister by a court over corruption allegations. [Via EPA]
Kashmiri Muslim protesters shout anit Indian slogans during an anti India protest on August 11, 2017 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. [Via Getty]
The partition of British India in 1947 into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan was marked by one of the largest mass migrations in history and devastating bloodshed across all communities. It left a legacy of distrust between Pakistan and India, and unresolved conflict over Kashmir. [Via EPA]
 

Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal (2L) presents sweets to presents sweets to Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Commandant Sudeep (4R) during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on August 14, 2017. [Via AFP]