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Pakistani Artist Brings Tradition to American Vehicles

The highways and city streets of Pakistan flow with colorful, ostentatiously painted trucks and buses, a tradition of intricate ornamentation that dates back centuries.

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Ghulam Sarwar stands next to a Kia Sorento he painted. The Pakistan native has been in the U.S. for several months and has painted several cars in the colorful style of Pakistani trucks and buses. (VOA Photo/M. Hilburn)
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Ghulam Sarwar stands next to a Kia Sorento he painted. The Pakistan native has been in the U.S. for several months and has painted several cars in the colorful style of Pakistani trucks and buses. (VOA Photo/M. Hilburn)

Traditional Pakistani patterns are incorporated onto an American car.
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Traditional Pakistani patterns are incorporated onto an American car.

Sarwar has painted several cars during his time in the U.S., including this VW Beetle.
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Sarwar has painted several cars during his time in the U.S., including this VW Beetle.

Sarwar signs each of his creations.
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Sarwar signs each of his creations.

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