Photos and Text by Matiullah Achakzai

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Silhouettes at Zero: An early sun catches paramilitary soldiers installing national flags at the check post at Zero Point on Pak-Afghan border in the town of Chaman in Balochistan on August 14, the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
: Photo By News Lens Pakistan / Matiullah Achakzai
Green Day: An inside view of a house in the border town of Chaman in Balochistan. The house is decorated with the national flags to celebrate the Independence Day. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
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In Step with the Spirit: Festive and traditional, Atanr is a dance that is only a beat away from an occasion that demands celebration. The 68th Independence Day provides the Pashtun tribesmen in Chaman exactly that. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
: Photo By News Lens Pakistan / Matiullah Achakzai
Stretching the (National) Standard: Students in a group photo showing the longest national flag they made for the Independence Day celebrations. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
: Photo By News Lens Pakistan / Matiullah Achakzai
Flying Colours: Students holds national flag during the school function in connection with the 68 Independence Day of Pakistan. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
: Photo By News Lens Pakistan / Matiullah Achakzai
All Aboard the Azadi Train: Tribal passengers hold national flags as they arrive at Chaman on the on Azadi train arranged by the Frontier Corps ahead of the 68th Independence Day celebrations. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan

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